Sunday, 24 February 2013

Sum total...

... of two weeks' quilting,  including half term:

One more quarter of the paper pieced star, and a randomly pieced set of Marmalade mini charms (which are now packed away in my effort to be tidy - don't know where though, so no photo!).

Pathetic or what!?

So what have I been spending all my free time on?

a) Playing with my new phone :D

b) Organising my fabric to get it, to fit back into the lounge after the decorating (please excuse the horrendous photo!)

c) Working on a major long term WIP-  our Scout blanket.  Its much easier sewing the badges on by machine,  but the neckers took a lot of unpicking-  which I rarely bother with, so that tells you how bad it was! 

d) Another huge WIP-  will tell you a bit more about this soon.

And now I've finally replaced my white thread (who runs out of that for two weeks?!), just in time to go back to school!

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Back to Normal!

We have our house back! The decorators were so lovely and efficient, but it feels great to have our house back, especially as it's coincided with the first weekend this year that Hubs and I are both at home. The photo above is the new colour scheme in the lounge - apparently I have an eye for colour, according to the decorator :D

So how else to celebrate but start to sew? I did these during Wales v France and Italy v Scotland yesterday - a very enjoyable way to watch the rugby! The fabrics above are from the Cuzco bundle that I bought from Eclectic Maker at the beginning of January, and I couldn't resist showing how beautifully they're folded.

These two blocks are the mosaic block and the Greek cross block from the Summer Sampler Series at Freshly Pieced. Yes, I'm starting a QAL nearly two years late! (And yes, the mosaic block is not entirely finished, ran out of white thread of all things!)

Very proud of the neat points in this block! Must remember to press the seams open next time I use HSTs, it seemed to work very well here, as did not pinning, though that might just have been a fluke.

All three blocks completed so far, only nine to go! The next few are paper pieced so have been stalled (as has my Lonestar Simply Solids blocks) by the fact that we haven't reconnected the printer yet - one step at a time!