Friday, February 25, 2011

Sew and Tell #21

Time for Sew and Tell again.  Yipee!!!! You can find lots of wonderful inspiration here. Believe me.  Its one of the reasons I started blogging, so I could join in.

I have a few things to share.  First cab off the rank is block 9 from the Layer Cake Quilt Along.  This is the latest block.  I am so glad I added some solids otherwise Hunky Dory would have been a nightmare to work with. It just doesn't have enough of the small accent prints for this type of project.  It does however have an abundance of gorgeous large prints.

Next is block 8.  I was pretty behind but have now caught up. This block was challenging for us using layer cakes as you needed 2 squares of the same fabric.  I didn't so I just used a solid.  This block is a bit boring for me.  I do love the print fabric though. Once put in with a quilt top it might make a nice resting place for the eyes and give nice contrast to some of the other busier blocks.

Lastly this is block 7.  I am very taken with this block.  I really like the mix of colours and prints.

Coincidentally I also finished my Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt in January. This was the predecessor to the Layer Cake Quilt Along. I love this quilt. It has already passed the snuggle test. I used Bonnie & Camille's 'Simple Abundance' range. It had a fantastic range of colours and prints. It is quilted with an allover meander.

Early February I finished my 'On the Road to Spring' quilt along.  This quilt is HUGE and is now on our bed. It has also been quilted with an allover meander. I raided my stash for most of these fabrics.  I love looking at all the different fabrics.  The squares are a linen/cotton blend.  The quilt along started last year and was organised by Randi from Fresh Squeezed Fabrics/I Have To Say blog. It was a great quilt along and the pattern was easy to adapt to any size you wanted.  Great for me as I love bed sized quilts.

Best wishes to everyone.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Routine & why its missing

We won't even mention how long its been since my last post. Abysmal is the word.  I am finding it very hard to get into a routine lately which has been mainly due to my little man starting school. He has settled in wonderfully but my days and nights have changed and it still doesn't feel quite normal yet. There has been virtually no creating at all happening in this neck of the woods. Want to know his biggest fear about starting school?  He was worried that he would have to walk to school by himself. He was quite relieved that Mum or Dad would be walking with him.  Its only a 5 minute walk from our house. This has been a huge bonus and I love walking him to and from school on my non-work days. I even was brave enough to tackle canteen duty last Friday.

Next up is the house blocks I won as part of Beth's neighbourhood quilt project. Thank you to the ladies that made these great blocks.  I will definitely be adding some trees but that is as far as I've got as to thinking about the finished design. Any other ideas anyone?

I hopefully will see you all sooner rather than later.  I really need to get to bed and get some shut eye. I so nearly missed my train station this afternoon because I was snoozing.