Wednesday, 1 April 2015

More than one way.....

I was always taught by my family that there was more than one way to look at something, more than one way to take action, more than one way to get to the end point that you wanted.  Over the years its stood me in good stead.

So this week I may not have done any sewing (except for emergency repairs on a school badge!), but I have ordered myself something that I've wanted for years!

It's a miniature 'storm at sea' quilt kit.  Pre-cut with lasers by the Flynn Quilt Frame Company.

It hasn't arrived yet, so I can't tell you about it properly, but just based on their customer service so far (which has been excellent!) I have a feeling that it's going to be great.

Of course, there may well be a lot of cursing in my head when I start making it - after all, aiming for accuracy with tiny pieces may not be my strong suit!

Still, I'm excited about the idea of having a mini quilt to make without needing to do any cutting - thus saving my dodgy wrist this task.

See, there are always different ways to do something that you want - my first quilt kit order!

Hope that you have a happy crafty Easter and are able to find ways to overcome any challenges that you have too!



  1. What a great idea! I love this design, but my cutting is never accurate enough for something like this - I shall be watching your progress with interest!!!

  2. A fellow quilter at retreat over the weekend has the teeny tiny SaS mini from John Flynn. Oh my word ... the pieces are so very tiny. No way would I ever be able to sew them with my old eyes ... so I'm going to make one vicariously through you! ;-)

  3. Ooh, what a great idea! I've been miserable with no sewing due to a bicycle accident a few weeks ago. Broken thumb on my left hand and right arm in a sling due to a broken collar bone... I was feeling like I could handle some machine piecing but I don't have any blocks cut out and ready to go. No way can I press and straighten yardage and do any rotary cutting for at least another month and a half. I have never done a kit quilt before but laser cut fabric ready to stitch sounds like exactly what my doctor would have ordered (if he was a quilter, that is)! Good luck with your Storm at Sea, I have always loved that pattern.


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