Wednesday 9 April 2014

Having fun sewing!

Today was a sewing day and I had great fun. I had a couple of errands to do but first I cut out the sashing for the baby quilt. I'm making it for Lucy's boyfriend. His best friend recently had a baby boy, Thomas and this is a gift for him.

I dropped my bird quilt off at the quilt shop. I can't wait to see it on display in the window. We then took Scamp for a walk over Wimbledon Common. He really enjoyed that especially running through the mud. Fortunately the mud brushed out of his fur once it was dry. After sorting out my parking permit it was finally time to get sewing.

I had 7 blocks to make for the baby quilt and they went together very quickly and then I added the sashing and sewed the horizontal sashing strips. I'll add them tomorrow. I love the car fabric.

After that I started on my hexie block for April's Rainbow Scrap challenge. This months colour is purple and I have quite a bit of this in my scrap basket. The hexies are 11/2 inches and the block is made using English Paper Piecing.

Finally I started cutting more fabric for my grandmothers garden quilt. I'm still working on the purple row. It's very relaxing doing the hand sewing.

Tomorrow is supposed to be another sewing day but I have to decide on some crafts for Guides. Although the schools are on holiday the girls wanted to meet and we decided we would try and complete the craft badge. Over the last few weeks the girls have already done some crafts including creating a mother's day card and making their own paper.

If I get any sewing time tomorrow I'm planning on sorting through my projects and checking what I need to do to move them on. I'm particularly running behind on my embroidery so need to get this organised. I wanted to finish the 'Votes for Women' Quilt top this month if at all possible but I've got a couple of commissions which will take priority.

Next week I'm on holiday so will have a little more time for sewing but I also want to redecorate my bedroom. It used to be a haven of peace and tranquility, a delightful place to sleep but also a lovely sunny venue for sitting and reading as it faces south and so gets the sun all day. Now however it just looks a mess and feels rather unloved. It needs a major overhaul.

I'm linking this post with Connie from Freemotion by the River for her Tuesday link party. I haven't had time to join this party for several weeks now but Hopefully I've got work under control and can get back to enjoying my sewing and blogging.

I hope you've had a good Monday ooophs that should be Tuesday. Too much sewing seems to have confused my brain.



  1. These are great pieces!! I love the purples...and the baby quilt blocks are really nice. I like the blocks and the colors

  2. Fun baby quilt blocks and I love your purple hexies, what neat fabrics! Thanks for sharing.
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