I started off well and have made 9 - 16" blocks ( each of the different) from some of my favourite fabrics by Bonnie and Camille , two Moda designers.
I do love the blocks, but they have been hanging in my work-space since then because I didn't actually want to see them on the bed. Just a bit too fussy for me.
And then I saw a picture of a pattern that was going to be included in a Scrappy Project Journal that was coming on sale. But that was $40!!! I certainly would not use the journal (far to organised) but I did like the look of the quilt, so I drew up the size that I thought would work and used the pile of fabrics to make up a test block.
|And I love it|
|chain piecing for England|
With the pieces getting larger
Testing the layout
In between this sewing marathon, I took a day out to spend with No2 sister on a trip to see our Auntie who is now 84. She lives in Wales so the journey is about 4and 1/4 hours tone way. After a quick cup of tea off we went (with Auntie driving!!) to a nearby hotel for a very nice lunch , and where we all caught up on the family
The quilt making was also put on hold so that I could complete my Higham Piecemakers Christmas Challenge! Given out in December and due in on Monday!
Mr T was off playing golf for the day, so I got up and cracked on with it.
Done. And. Dusted.
And so was my sewing space
|proof I had been busy|
The big reveal is on Monday so you will have to wait for a few days more.
Last week at HP a lovely lady came to show us how to make a Stumpwork Portrait.
Not really my kind of thing but I thought that I would give it a go anyway.
We had such fun making these and I was not horrified at the final result.
Darling Daughter has passed the halfway stage with her first pregnancy and Saturday saw us in Lincoln for the day - pram shopping
|SIL test driving|
I wish I had a picture of the look on their faces when told that they were just put in a carry cot on the back seat 😳
Didn't do them any harm did it?