by pennifold ( edited 07 Sep 2018 ) 19 Jul 2018

Hi Cuties, it’s been school holidays here in NSW for the past two weeks and today’s been my first full day on my own - yeah! So I’ve done 2 more quilt squares for my bedroom’s bed. Still a lot to do but slowly, slowly will do it. Hope everyone is well.

Mum bought a new dog a miniature Maltese cross shi tzu(?) not sure of spelling. Her name is Lily Rose. She is smitten.
I’m taking Mum to see the Mamma Mia movie tomorrow and tomorrow night we’ve got Ben’s 3 boys staying and on Saturday night Amy’s 2 girls. Talk about gluttons for punishment. Then next week it’s back to normal routine again!! Love Chris


by dilceia 03 Aug 2018

Such great work! What a lovely idea. Kisses Chris

by mops Moderator 24 Jul 2018

I love your blocks, Chris. And like the way you turn the inside ones around. It will look unbelievably beautiful when all is done. Such great work!
Your machine will be humming for quite a while before you finish them all. Happy stitching!

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pennifold by pennifold 25 Jul 2018

Thanks Martine, yes, when I have a couple of hours spare I sit down and do them. Love Chris

by sonjapotgieter 20 Jul 2018

Love your blocks!!!So beautiful!!

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2018

Thanks so much for your comments, love Chris

by sewpam 20 Jul 2018

Wow, those are beautiful!! The little dog is adorable.

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2018

Thanks Pam, she is a real little cutie, jumps like a lamb! Also thanks for the comments about the squares. Love Chris

by katydid 19 Jul 2018

Nice work and love the puppy!

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Jul 2018

Thanks so much Kay, and yes Lily is lovely. Love Chris

by shirley124 19 Jul 2018

Lovely blocks. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Jul 2018

Thanks Shirley, love Chris

by pennyhal2 19 Jul 2018

Fabulous square! And a puppy too! This looks like it will be a great quilted bed for the snowball! Somehow my dogs always find the best quilt to lay on. Did you do this square all in one hooping? Or did you do it in parts?

pennifold by pennifold 20 Jul 2018

Hi Penny, the dog isn't mine, it's my mothers, so it won't ever be on my bed.
This square and all the other ones have all been made in one hoop. Some take nearly 3 hours to sew out, but these ones are about 2 hours to stitch out! Love Chris

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 20 Jul 2018

Oh gosh! You could babysit the the puppy and then it could be on your bed too!!! Three hours is a really long time, but well worth the result!

by memasanders 19 Jul 2018

Oh Chris the squares are beautiful. I love the puppy. I have a ittle yorkie and she is loads of company. You'll need a vacation soon. Hope all is well there. hugs Ronny

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Jul 2018

Hi Ronny, so lovely to see you back on here. I do hope things are getting better for you.
Re the vacation, we've just come back from Canada and Alaska 3 weeks ago. It was awesome. If you go back through my posts you can see some of my pictures.
We are well and will be back to 'normal' next week as school goes back. The kids have been on 2 weeks holidays and we've been babysitting them a lot. Love Chris

by crafter2243 Moderator 19 Jul 2018

Your squares are absolutely beautiful. I can just imagine the finished quilt.
Love the puppy

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Jul 2018

Thanks Angie, I hope it will be beautiful. Love Chris

by dragonflyer 19 Jul 2018

Two more down...and these and what a cute puppy!

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Jul 2018

Thanks Kim, these take so long to do, so I don't want to overwork my machine. I'm just trying to grab any spare time I can but next week school goes back, thankfully. Yes, the puppy is gorgeous. Love Chris

by graceandham 19 Jul 2018

Ooh, these continue to be lovely surprises. You are going to have such a beautiful quilt and I think the memories of caring for the children at these ages and stages will be stitched right in with your stitches. You must be excited about the quilt by now, as it begins to show itself. My friend who quilts all the time and has two quilt groups that quilt at her house took a two door closet and built shelves in it just for fabric. Then she took the two doors and covered them with batting and then cotton (staple gun I think). No door knobs, just touch and open magnets. As the quilt parts get stitched out, she can pin the squares on her "quilt board" and begin to see it appear and make adjustments in the arrangement and color placement. (Just passing this last bit on for all, not expecting you to renovate further!)

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Jul 2018

I can't wait to finish the square and get it together. I then send it to a professional quilter.
That cupboard sounds fascinating Betsey and I'd love to see a picture of it. Love Chris

by basketkase 19 Jul 2018

Can't wait to see it all done......these are incredible designs......loving mum's new pup, so cute!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Jul 2018

Thanks Vicki, sorry I didn't get to answer - I've been very busy with Amy and the girls. Love Chris

by jgwatchorn 19 Jul 2018

Hello Chris, what size are your squares? They look amazing. Janette

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Jul 2018

Hi Janette, they are 8 1/2 inches square. Love Chris