Wednesday, 29 August 2018

More sewing

I'm running behind on my Block of the Week programme - but I've finished Week 29 now!  Lots of flying geese - each of the eight strips is 3 1/2" x 27 1/2"

It is so satisfying when each week is 'ticked off' my pile of 'quilty things to do'!

Wednesday, 22 August 2018


Finally, I got around to embroidering names onto the white sashing between the photos.  I'm much happier with the cushion cover now!

The birthday gifts are all together now and ready to be passed over to the birthday girl.  Deadline met!

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

More Progress!

Week 28 of Aves - a construction week - is complete!  A little after I'd hoped, but it's done now with all five roundels in place.  Most certainly a 'finished is better than perfect' piece!

I'm happy with how it is coming together and looking forward to the rest of the blocks.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

More summer time

Some weeks there isn't much time for sewing during the holidays!

This is week 27.  Week 28 is an assembly of the centre - all five roundels will be together for the first time which is very exciting.  All carrying on my hand in the background....

Happy summer sewing!

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Another summer week

 Made to go with the quillow, this is a family photo cushion.

I remembered to leave a reasonably large border so that I didn't lose too much photo when the cushion pad was placed inside, but I think that I should have made the sashing narrower in the centre.  I'm toying the idea of adding some embroidery to it so that the white isn't so stark.  Wish that I'd done that before making it into the cushion cover!
 I also used some of the trimmings from the quilt to make this little zippy pouch.
 And, of course, I've been carrying on with the Aves quilt -  this is week 26.

School summer holidays, so lots of non sewing activities going on - but ideas for other projects stacking up in my head!