Monday, December 5, 2016

En Provence Post #2

We are up to Clue #2 already. After last week easy  four patch clue Clue #2 needs a little more care  in getting it right. Then again anything that has a left and a right in a block requires me to take extra care.
Now since the clue was released I haven't had any sewing time, so while watched the rerun of Quilt cam tonight as I missed it live due to having to go to work😢 I cut a set to make a test block and check my sizing.
All good so I started cutting a bunch more ready for me to sew Tuesday night when I get in from work if I'm not too tired.
Maybe I might even get a few more Four patch blocks done.
Now there is a whole bunch of us sewing along with Bonnie's mystery quilt check out their progress here.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Year has Nearly Gone

It is December already. Where did the year go? So I am thinking did I complete more projects than I started or what? Did  I challenge myself this year and try new techniques and get right out my comfort zone or did I play safe? What are my plans for next year?
All these questions have been running through my head. Some have easy answers and one I don't know the answer, which worries me so what.
Yes I did challenge myself was easily answered with me venturing into the world of applique with the Road Home Row Along and taking on Pemberley as the Block of the Month for the shop and stitching it with the ladies.
 My row from the Road Home Row Along featuring Adelaide.
Note: This one isn't mine it is the sample on loan to me. I thought I would share the completed one so you know where I am going as I am still working on the centre panel.

No is the answer to completing more projects than I started. I did complete some of my long term projects but not enough of them. Some I haven't touch over this year which isn't good. Some have had progress but these will have to stay on next year's list along with some of the new projects I started and haven't finished.
A little more has been add to this one after I fixed my mistake.
This one is  now in rows.
This one I did cut the sashing strips for it but that was earlier this year.

No answer on the last question What are my plans for next year? I will have to make some firm plans soon. I do have some ideas but they need work on. There is a sew along idea, a retreat project that needs to be created, next year's Stash Bash Sewing Party project, workshops to plan and schedule, The Block Library need new blocks scheduled and more that I don't know about yet.
Tune in again for my progress update.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

350 Block Report 2016- November's Report

Here we go for November.
One octagon block. It got done then I have misplaced it so no picture.

What happened after the first octagon block Oh boy not a lot.
I must say in my defence there was my cousin's wedding which involved a trip to Sydney then a week later another cousin turned 40 so a big weekend of family time with the other side of the family.

 Then I got to do some sewing and I completed the remaining 11 blocks from the Sew It Together Sew Along. I have cut the sashing strips ready for me to join the blocks together.

2 more Octagon block

The last 3 Reproduction Christmas Sampler blocks done.

2 test blocks for a secret project for next year. Sorry no photo at this stage.

Lastly 9 neutral four patches. There will be a lot of these to come I think.
So the total for this month is 28.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching