Sunday, 1 September 2013

Fresh Sewing Day [July and August]

It's been a busy couple of months with one thing and another... so busy that I didn't get to link up at the end of July, so this is a double round up.

A lot of my sewing hours in the last two months have gone on my City Sample quilt which is just totally addictive! I have rushed ahead and I'm up to block 55 - I just need to find time and opportunity to lay them all out together - for the meantime a mosaic will have to suffice....

There are 56 blocks here - one is a reject!
I am absolutely loving rummaging through my stash. I have just one rule - no two fabrics from the same line in the same block (I've broken it once, with good reason). However, this process has highlighted some of the holes in my stash: purples, fussy-cutable fabric and solids. We went to the quilt show at Harrogate yesterday and I worked hard to fill some of those gaps! I also fell totally in love with Tula's fabrics - Acacia is to die for!

I made a few other blocks too: another Lucky Stars block, another Rock and Romance Fireworks block and a few more Dear Jane blocks.



I am way behind on my bee block commitments.... thank you everyone for your patience....

And my biggest WIP (just in case you've missed it in my last few posts)....
According to my delightful consultant, I am well-padded
 (hence the less than clear scan).
....if anyone else tells me that the second trimester is wonderful and you will feel amazing, I will throw something at them. It's all lies! But I do seem to have a little more energy at least!

Linking up with everyone else over at Lily's Quilts

Lily's Quilts

4 comments:

Karen M said...

Wow! This post shows a ton of progress, both in quilting and gestation. I was always well-padded too. It keeps the baby protected. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

memmens said...

Wow you have been busy, glad that baby is well even if you're not having the time of your life! I think most of us have a purple deficit in our stash I certainly do.

Isisjem said...

Lots of productivity! I'm another with a purple deficit in my stash. There is only a few lines every year that feature decent purples and of course not everyone stocks them so it's not easy to get your hands on some!

Leanne said...

I love all your blocks and I hope that cooking that baby gets a bit easier for you. The thing is that you get a cute baby at the end so it is worth it.