Wednesday, 28 July 2010

What I've been up to

Over the last couple of days I've been doing some prep work and a little sewing. I've also been to a funeral, worked and had 2 new tyres on my car.

I've cut out my next 2 blocks for the Summer Star Sampler quilt, I'll sew them over the next night or two.
When this pattern came out from Bunny Hill designs I fell in love with it. I've had the pattern a couple of years. Actually if I'm truthful this particular pattern is the second on as I lost the first one. I've also had the fabric (Moda Peace on Earth) since it came out. I decided last night I was going to start it so I got it all cut out.

This afternoon I sewed all the blocks together and have started the applique as you can see from the top left hand corner. I tried the needle turn method with freezer paper but didn't get on well with it (I'm probably not doing it properly) so I'm going to use my usual method although I'll have to get to grips with the needle turn method when I come to do the borders as I don't think they will look right using my usual method of blanket stitch.

I've also been playing with my Moda Rouenneries fabric and making 12 inch blocks.

Now what do I do with nearly a full jelly roll and charm pack? The fabric requirements for the Postcard cuties asks for a jelly roll and 2 charm packs. You don't need anything like that amount of fabric so I will now need to find another project to use this fabric-its hard life isn't it?

I'm also playing with yarn and crocheting a blanket, no pattern, the stripes are as I fancy them. The yarn is DK and I'm using a 4mm crochet hook.

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