last quilt top of the year

Yesterday, retro daddy went to the hardware store whilst the girls and I went to Spotlight. I was there for more cotton reels and lots of batting. When I got back in the car with a huge bag from Spotlight I got in trouble – What did you buy????? Which is code for you don’t you have enough craft ‘stuff’ and aren’t you supposed to be clearing out your craft room. But it’s hard to finish off projects if you’ve run out of batting. I know you all understand.
Bored At Spotlight
don’t they look excited waiting in the queue
And so if it’s new year’s eve then this is my last quilt top of the year. I doubt I’ll get it finished to make it the last quilt of the year though. But this quilt top was easy. I cut all the squares with my go baby in a morning and then pieced together over a couple of mornings. 196 squares in total. 14 squares across by 14 squares down and a nice white crisp border of 10 inches all around. 
a finished quilt top
Have a safe new years eve if you’re up to anything exciting. We are going with a couple of families to watch the fireworks near home. I hope I don’t regret it as we don’t really take the little ones out at night time. But I’ll be back tomorrow for a wrap up of the year and a few goals for 2012. Yawn. I know. Same old,  same old goals from me that I never achieve.


  1. I love it – the white border makes it nice and crisp! I know that look from Retro Daddy I get it all the time too
    Can’t wait to see it all quilted and ready to go – who’s bed will it be for?
    Happy New Year

  2. Love the colours in that quilt!
    At least this year you can add one more baby to that list of goals :)

  3. the quilt is lovely! and congratulations on baby 5 x

  4. It’s lovely to see you quilting again!

  5. I think men are programmed to say that arent they. At least they can hide things out in their shed! I hope you and your lovely family have a wonderful NYE and a fantastic 2012 Corrie!

  6. So pretty. Love that space you’re quilting in, gorgeous light. Um, remember the bolt of batting you shoved into my car on my way home to Canberra with 4 children in the car & our husband just watched & mine knew not to even mention the extra oversized ‘body’ going into the boot, love Posie

  7. Your girls looks so polite.
    Beautiful quilt top so far.
    My ending of 2011 means lots of writtnig patterns. I see 2012 full of new knit/crochet patterns on my schedule :)

  8. Happy New Year to you and your lovely family :) I hope 2012 will be a great one and I know that with baby coming along it will be a complete one for you! Love the gorgeous quilt!

  9. Happy New Year Corrie, you wonder woman! I have enjoyed getting to know you this year immensely :o) xo

  10. It’s beautiful. Congratulations for your new baby. Happy New Year 2012 from Spain. Kisses

  11. Love the quilt and I can’t wait to see it’ll look like finished. Congratulations on your pregnancy.

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  13. Hi lovely loving this quilt I wanted to make one for Harrison is the size of the squares the same that come in the charm packs 5″? I want to make Harrison a single bed quilt full of squares.

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