Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Starting off behind the door - this bookshelf is a work in progress - lots of juggling things about as items return to the room and I choose their new locations.
To the right you can just see my 'design wall' (a fleece on a pole) .
One day there will be a sofa bed on the back wall, with a quilt hanging above it.
You can see the flattened boxes that I've emptied and you can see the bookshelf lying down that won't fit in, and drawer units that were on their way to under my sewing table.
When you are re-sorting it always looks like such a mess, doesn't it?
Difficult to tell from the photos, but the room is a stubby L shape. The tables are a total of 2.8m. The opposite wall is just over 2m.
So my WIP is unpacking, sorting, organising. Its going to take a while!
It feels good to be able to do even just a little back in here.
Hope that you are enjoying your summer too!
Friday, 7 August 2015
I'm not trying to compete - just to put this where I can always find it after I spent a few minutes wondering how to replicate a block that I'd made some time ago (and wrongly thinking that it started with a pinwheel block!).
Cut them across both diagonals (and I'd recommend carefully pressing them open at this stage, although I rarely follow my own advice!).
Tricky business, getting block names right!
Sew together and press again.
Slice into thirds in each direction (so for this size, 4 1/4" per slice).
I didn't have enough blue with me to make the nine blocks that I wanted to, so make the rest with a blue backed floral, which wasn't quite as close tonally as I'd hoped!
I might be putting this back on my list of things to make more / make again. I think that it would work really well as a scrappy quilt and I'm pretty sure that I already have some 10" squares cut and in my scrap drawers.
This will make a reasonable baby quilt, though. about 32" finished size.
Layering, basting and quilting next on my list of things to do!
It was then folded up, bundled into a bag and stuffed into a crate with my other sewing supplies so that it could come on holiday with me!
I tried out several patterns on a sample sandwich and decided that I'd give the 'flame' pattern (difficult to see here, but it's on the right hand side) a go as an all over pattern.
Never mind, it's quilted, by me, and ready for trimming and binding when I get back to my largest cutting mat at home!