Aren’t Birthdays Grand!!

especially when you can string them out for a few more weeks hehe.

Last month I had a particularly special birthday and some of my friends made special things for me, I’m very lucky to have such fantastic women in my life.

I wish I had taken a photo when they presented me with a box of quilt blocks yesterday, it looked gorgeous all tied up with ribbon, but of course I forgot…

But I did photograph the blocks today as I was ‘playing’ with them.

image of House blocks

12 House blocks

Rose from my little Love and Friendship group organised the others to each make a block from the Le Rouvray free pattern.

A few of the members from my LQG also wanted to join in, and so yesterday I was given a dozen gorgeous blocks.

Big thanks (and hugs and kisses) to Rose (for planning it all) and to Lyn, Lynn, Denise, Irene,  Jean, Wendy and Tracey from Love and Friendship and Alison, Jennifer, Fay and Heather from GQ

To show you how much I love them…


image of House Quilt


This will be a great quilt for my new studio space, which DH is prepping while I’ve been sewing

Yes I know there’s something not really right about that scenario

image of studio

And how cute is this too!!

image of selvage quilt

gorgeous red fabrics and selvages...what fun!!

Bev made this especially for me :-)

Yes I am a lucky girl.


  1. Wow – you certainly are fast!! I expect to see the quilt completed the next time we meet in December!!

  2. Ady Hirsch says:

    A very happy birthday. You are indeed a lucky girl – the house blocks are delicious.

  3. A belated Happy Birthday! :)

    Those house blocks are gorgeous!
    Love your new quilt!

    Thank you for the link to the pattern

    • Thanks Miriam, it’s a gorgeous block. My blocks are 14″ x 11 1/4″ incl seam allowance so it has made up in to a nice size quilt.

  4. Looking good! Does this mean I’ll have to help move you to the cottage. ;o

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful birthday :-) That new Studio is just going to be the Icing on the cake!!
    Enjoy your week

    • Thanks Lynne, can’t wait to get in to that cottage. I have resisted the temptation to just move in without it being repainted but I hated the colour it was. I will really enjoy making it my own space.

  6. Happy belated Birthday! What great gifts. I LOVE that selvedge quilt!

  7. rose piper says:

    pleasure hunee – the smile on your face was amazing x

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