Days Like These: Quilting late into the night.

The three of us at tracks of foxes aim to share with you some crafty projects we’ve been putting our hands to, some adventures we’ve been spending our time on, we also thought we’d share with you some of the stuff that fills our stereos, book shelves, screens and tummy’s on emotional days, hope you might identify with some days like these.

A few years ago I visited an old friend in San Luis Obispo, California, her mother in law was a weapon at quilting! We’d been at her house and then ventured out to a little fabric shop on the beach. (I love that sentence, a fabric shop on the beach … swoon! Don’t get those in hertfordshire!)

Anyway, we went to a fabric shop after viewing HUNDREDS of beautiful quilts, that was a bad move. Like going for your big shop on an empty stomach. I came home with loads of fabric when I didn’t even own a needle and thread.

Since then, and thanks to a most beautiful and talented woman who helped me make sense of all I bought, I have handmade 1 king size quilt, I thought I’d start small!?, 3 baby quilts and currently working on 1 double quilt.

Most of my grown up quilts are made up of beautiful fabric by Tula Pink. Check out her stuff! Gorgeous!

SO, it’s 2.36am and I am sewing. There have been many nights like this, me, quilt, tv, drink, each quilt having it’s own  special ‘combination’.

So looking back at Days like these..

For Days when you quilt long into the night

Til 2.30am, March, 2012.

Quilt: Spring Double Quilt

Watching: ’24’ > Jack Bauer, poor guy, all the ladies he loves get shot, killed or kidnapped.

Drinking: Tea

Consuming: Cocodamol  and

Reeses Peanut Butter Cups > brought back from the States for me, SO addictive!

Til 6.00am, June, 2011.

Quilt: King Size Quilt

Watching: ‘Friday Night Lights’ > This show may be the best show you ever watch.. ever! Two words, Tim Riggins!

Drinking: White Russians (mmm.. Yum!)

January, 1.40am, 2011.

Quilt: Baby Quilt for Teddy Fox > Cute name eh?

Watching: The Walking Dead > dangerously jumpy when you’re holding a needle!

Drinking: Tequila > also not a recommended with sharp objects, needles and heavy machinery!


Quilt: King Size Quilt

Watching: Dawsons Creek > warning: you may suddenly get angsty, Pacey Witter has that effect on people.

Drinking: Chai Tea > so good to dip in

Consuming: Chocolate Digestives


Quilt: Baby Quilt for Phoebe Beau

Watching: Anne of Green Gables/Flight of the Conchords > a bizarre combination.

Drinking: Red Stripe> Those Jamaican’s can brew

Consuming: Pretzels



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