Friday 20 September 2013

Getting stuck in...

My busy summer had left me a little behind with sewing bee blocks etc. So when I had 3 days to myself I headed to my sewing room and got to work...

As I am Bee Mama for Siblings Together Bee 2 I was rather embarrassed to be 3 months behind... So first on the list was a confetti block for Svea - this was July...

I liked the easy way this went together but it was a little heavy on white fabric... I think this was because I was only making one block... There were quite a few bits left over that I may turn into a cushion.

August was Colourful Log Cabins.... With a contrast centre these were easy to put together and I probably took longer sorting and choosing fabrics than the actual sewing.

This will make a lovely colourful quilt that will give Suzy loads of choice when putting it together... Modern Log Cabin doesn't focus on the distribution of dark/light colours so the old style patterns don't appear but I still think its a fun block.

September -  Leah had chosen String blocks...

We had some fabric kindly donated by Annie from  The Village Haberdashery and Svea had sent out colour themed packs to us all. I really enjoyed doing these, I used a foundation paper like 'Stitch n Tear' which gives a nice base to sew on. The method that Leah chose was to make a HST with the String square and a plain white square - so this divided each block in 2 and we quickly had four squares to play with.. after each block was complete I removed the paper. The pattens available with these blocks are endless...

This is a wonderful way to use scraps and as I am currently having a 'sort out' of my huge overflowing scrap boxes, one of the 'subsections will be Strips.... I have also bought some new dies for my Sizzix and will be cutting other scraps into 2½"& 4½" squares and 2½" x 4½" rectangles.

We are under a week to go before my first Grandchild 'should' make her appearance but 'Operation Baby Watch' is actually blocking out 3 weeks in my calendar just in case... (don't tell the expectant Mum..)
I have made the quilt top but got a bit carried away and it is currently at 60" square...!! Slightly large for a new born so I am quickly making up another smaller quilt that will be easier to carry around and smaller to lay on the floor... I have been wanting to make something from my Summersville charm pack  (by Lucy) and this is just the job, pattern is from one of my all time favourite 'quick quilt' books - Simplify by Camille Roskelly..

Just got to sew it up, pop a border on, quilt it and we are good to go.... So any time you are ready to arrive Little Miss Wardlaw.......?!!!!


  1. Glad to see you have caught up with your Siblings 2 block, love the fabrics you have used. What a lovely low volume baby quilt that is going to be for little Miss W..

  2. It's so hard waiting isn't it?? Your quilt is gorgeous and will be much loved, I'm sure!

  3. Lovely baby quilt to welcome Ms W into the world. Hope all goes well


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