Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Catching up

The school summer holidays are here - at last! Though to be very honest this academic year seems to have flown by. Now that I have a bit more time on my hands it I'm taking the chance to catch up on a few things.
First of all I've managed to finally finish the Ginger Blossom quilt top and on Monday I pieced the remaining 4 blocks onto the backing fabric. I've gone with a solid in an olive green colour. I was dithering between green and pink but I think my friend is more of a green girl overall. You can just see the backing peeking out from behind the quilt top. My plan is to get this beauty basted over the next few days and hopefully quilted.
I've also been messing around with a few scraps to make these wonky stars. I've seen them around on various blogs and thought I'd give them a go. I used the following tutorial which was really simple and easy to follow, I think I may have found something that I'm going to use again and again and probably again too.

There has also been rather a lot of stash building too. Some more Max and Whiskers half yards - I now have enough to make a small quilt for a new baby boy if I need to at some point.
And finally here are my yard set of From Little Things - truely a bargain (I think they were $5 each!). No plans for these yet but isn't that always the way, I'm sure they will be used or probably just stroked ;o)
No sewing for me today - Digby has a friend around and a spot of catching up on household chores for me inbetween searching the main house buying/selling websites trying to find our next pad. The tidying up of the sewing room must have worked as we've now sold - eeekkk!

No comments: