Monday, 16 September 2013

Not going away!!!

We cancelled our trip to the Lake District because of the weather - high winds are not good for caravaners- so had some unexpected time to sew!!

Started this scrappy quilt using my new sizzix dies and I am really pleased with it so far - the dies cut the fabric so well that the triangles line up and cause few problems.  I intend to hand quilt this one when we go away next week instead.

I also have started machine quilting the Pink Applecore - I backed it with some large squares and then decided to quilt with just straight line in one direction- have done just under half so far as its a bit mind numbingly boring!!!! - but I like the look of of it so will keep going in short bursts.

The Irish Rose chain is coming along - just a few more blocks and then I will get it put together.

Also enjoying the Butterflies which I am appliquing by hand in the evening -not sure how I will arrange them but I like the way they are turning out.

I read a post about using the IPad to orgainse your quilting life and find that I have  already started by keeping a list of WIPs and also a supplies list of things I run out of and need to replace.  The worrying thing is finding that I have 9 things on my WIP list and another list of 9 things I am desperate to start !!  So I need to use this week to finish off a few things before my trip to London where I want to look for some jelly rolls to try some of the patterns from my Craftsy classes. I also find the iPad great for using Pinterest to organise pictures I find on the Internet for future ideas and of course where would I be with out Blogs to inspire and encourage me!!

My big sampler is coming together aswell so hopefully will get that finished this week. So the high winds have meant lots of sewing.
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Oh, my gosh - Give you a little time and you just go to town!! Straight line quilting can get boring, but I think it is going to have a lovely affect. Love the roses.

  2. Not not sure how I missed this post but glad to now catch up on your busy sewing life , you can sure sew up a storm when the winds are blowing , lovely work !

  3. My goodness. You have been busy creating some beautiful projects. I love all of them. Have a good time next week :D

  4. If you can't get to the lake district, then this is a good second. It was a productive weekend for you. Hope you enjoy next week instead

  5. Lovely work there, I especially like your Irish chain quilt. Getting some sewing done here on the Isle if Wight but not as productive as you! Oh! and I actually did some work on the embroidery machine before we left and was really pleased with it so must do more. Have a good time next week.