Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
I haven't made any of the 3 1/2" dark blocks this week as my regular sewing machine has gone away for a service, and I don't trust the accuracy of my daughters machine which I've borrowed!
The windmill on the RH pincushion was the left over bits from the centre of the block in the first photo - too good to lose into my scrap basket!
My machine should be back by the end of the week and I'm looking forward to it!
Happy stitching, everyone!
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
DD1 worked hard and got her top Guiding award - completing the Baden Powell challenge. She had to undertake 10 tasks (in her case these included taking her Water Safety badge, writing up notes about a visit to a wildlife reserve, cooking a meal from another culture - all sorts of things) and to go away with some Guides to take a challenge, where you weren't allowed more than two or three other girls that were from your own Guide Unit. Quite a challenge for DD1, but she managed and feels very proud, as she should.
Thank you, Girl Guiding, for giving her this opportunity - and in particular thank you to her Guide Leaders for encouraging her!
I've been getting on with my 365 challenge blocks again.
Almost at the end of this round of 6 1/2" light blocks. Just two more to make and I'll have enough for the second border (not that I've sewn together the first (dark) border yet!).
Here are my first two attempts, made in response to seeing the ones on crazymomquilts.
I have lots of scraps, so I think that I might well be making more little lovelies!
Phew! Loved all my sewing this week, and I'm looking forward to getting more sewing done this week before the school holidays start and things get a bit busier at home!
Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Here it is in its fully bound glory.
We have our local Project Linus coordinator coming along to the Richmond and Kew Quilters next week - perfect for handing this quilt and a couple of others that I've made over to her.
Off to make some more blocks and a plate bag, ready for DD2 to go off to Guide camp later this month. She's shopped my stash and chosen something - and chosen fabric for the shoe bag needed once she moves up to secondary school too. I'd better track down the cord that I know I've got somewhere!
Happy sewing everyone!