Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Day 4

Work today, so mainly stitching in the train to and from work. The project for the train (and car whilst a passenger) is my blue and white postage stamp quilt of one inch pieces.

In January this year I set myself a goal (not a New Year's resolution) to try and sew at least one half hour each day. I have managed to achieve my goal most days and I have recorded what I have achieved each day, in a most appropriate book:

This is proving to be a very useful exercise as I do not like to have an entry 'no sewing', and aim to have at least 'planning next quilt'.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Day 3

Well I was off to a good start with a finish on the second day of the challenge set by Pomegranate and Chintz, so now I have turned to a project that I am very behind in. Last year in a fit of enthusiasm (or madness) I signed up for the Quilted Crow Block of the Month - The Cousin's Walk.  I don't know why these are called Block of the Month, when it is actually Blocks of the Month - four blocks each month to be exact! So far I have received patterns for blocks 1 to 20, and four more to be received very soon. I have completed blocks 1 to 10, and today I have prepped and started appliquing block 11.

Tomorrow is  a work day so I will be hoping to complete my hour of sewing in the train to and from work.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Day 2

Well, still keeping up with the challenge!. Today I have finished binding the streak of lightning quilt for son R's girlfriend.

 Son M is holding the quilt for the outdoor photoshoot, (luckily he is quite tall). I have to confess that I commenced this quilt nearly twenty years ago, and when I found out that R's girlfriend likes purple and black I thought that it would be ideal as a gift for her.


and even added a label, (the Clover wonder clips are great when binding a quilt, no more blood on quilts from injuries from pins).

Also today I have cut out some more pieces for my ongoing blue and white postage stamp quilt which I sew in the train on the journey to and from work.

I find the plastic punnets that apples are packaged in are ideal for reuse as receptacles for patchwork pieces.

Well what shall I sew tomorrow?