Saturday, March 23, 2013

Playing with colour

Well, I've finally cut into the Oakshotts and am really enjoying playing with these beautiful cottons, they feel and look divine.

The 1st 3 blocks so far:

Here's a closer view of a couple of them:

These 18.5" blocks are very improvisational, I start off with a general plan as to how I would like it to be, but the block evolves under construction and ends up being quite different to the original idea!
Well, that's 3 done......only another 27 more to go!
Happy in stitching :)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

February catch up

1. Well February went by so quick & I missed the New UFO link up party as I just haven't really felt like blogging, would rather be sewing! So what did I get done?

I did actually get the Sue Spargo Bird Dance BOM started & need to crack on with this as this is only as far as I've got, Feb's kit has arrived & before long the March one will be on it's way!
2. A lot of 1.5" strips were cut in preparation for these........
I've been wanting to have a go at making some of these scrappy log cabins for a while & inspired by Kathy at Inspired by Antique Quilts post here, decided to dive in and make some. These are not as small as Kathy's but fun to make, we have 40 so far.
All the scraps left over & too small to make logs are cut into 1.5" squares & made into scrappy 4 patches by being used as leaders and enders. A few others have also been trimmed to make these mini flying geese which are a mere 1.5 x 2.5 inches. All this is really good practice for me as machine piecing has never been my forte!

3. and finally I played around with some old recycled shirt fabric for some mindless sewing........
...............which is going to evolve into a baby quilt of some sort, after adding some applique to this background. So what did you get up to in February?

Keep on stitching :)