Thursday, 1 December 2011
Fresh Sewing Day - December
1. Blockade Block , 2. Ready for Binding (The front), 3. Fabric Envelope Front, 4. MCTR Front, 5. MCTS Ornament, 6. Scrappy HST Star, 7. 1001 Peeps Plus Quilt Top, 8. Block Detail, 9. Back of Fabric Envelope, 10. MCTR Back, 11. Duo QAL Quilt Back, 12. Union Jack Quilt Sneeky Peek, 13. An Appliqued Fatima`s Hand, 14. Central Park Quilt Top, 15. Mosaic Block, 16. All Ready to be Packed Up and Sent Off, 17. Lucky Pieces Block, 18. Detail, 19. Proposed Layout for DP QAL, 20. Duo QAL Quilt Front
I've been a bit absent from the blogging scene the last few days as I've got technical problems with the laptop and it's too darn chilly at the moment to sit at the big computer unless swamped in a blanket. I've also been busy finishing up the Union Jack quilt for Elicia, my friend Deborah's daughter. There it is in the mosaic at No.12. I'll show you some full frontal photos of the quilt once I've hand delivered it this weekend! In Paris! Brrrrrr!
This is my third month sewing almost daily and I'm totally loving it. I feel like I'm improving month by month and becoming quicker and more productive.
Here are this month's stats:
Most fun make - Christmas Tablerunner (No.4) for Susan's Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap
Most Satisfying Finish - finally the Union Jack quilt (No.12), which has taken way too long and been over thought
Favourite New Block - the Drunkard's Path! (No.11) I love this block - it's so versatile and fun to make
Favourite Fabric Purchased - Lark in Glamor by Amy Butler (can²t wait to make some Swoon blocks using it)
Prettiest Block - the Blockade block (No.1)
Fun Quick Makes - the fabric envelope (No.3) and the tree ornament (No.5)
New Skills - piecing HSTs and piecing curved DP blocks and stipple quilting my first quilt - the Red City Quilt (No.12)(so called because I used Moroccan Mirage in the Marrakech colourway by Kristian A. Howell)
Quilts finished - Red City Quilt and Union Jack quilt
Quilts started- Drunkard's Path and Plus (No.7) baby quilts
I received a wonderful surprise in the post today but that will keep until tomorrow.
Linking up with Lynne for Fresh Sewing Day. Why don't you nip over there and see what other sewists have been up to last month. I'll be away for a couple of days but will tell you all about it next week! Off to pack warm clothes...if I can find any...