Saturday, 1 February 2014

Good Bye January

January has felt like an odd month - I haven't been at work, waiting for a certain little arrival, but I haven't had much energy to do masses of sewing either - and that has annoyed me - I know it shouldn't, but it does. I'm not good at feeling less than 100% but I'm going to have to get use to it.

I have been working on all the projects I wanted to, I just haven't got as far as I would have liked. The quilt I'm making for Baby is now fully pieced and I'm busy hand quilting it.


All of my City Sampler blocks are finished. I desperately wanted to have the top pieced by yesterday so I could join in the final link up. I got 3 rows together. I started this about the time I fell pregnant so it would be lovely to have a finished quilt top before she arrives - almost like my pregnancy journey.


I used up some scraps with a Kindle cover and a new pincushion. I still want to make a pincushion to wear on my wrist when I'm hand sewing, but that remains only an idea...


I made a start on two new sampler quilts - these will continue to give me that satisfied feeling of finishing something when I do have a bit of time over the coming months, but the quilts themselves will probably be a few years in the making.


I made another couple of blocks for my Dear Jane quilt (and I want to prepare a few for hand piecing), I made another Lucky Stars block, I made up the model blocks for my month as Queen Bee in the Siblings Together Bee 2, though I am behind on all my other bee commitments.

I started making a quilt with multiple purposes - a baby quilt for friends, an entry in the Pantone Radiant Orchid Challenge and tester blocks for a friend who wants to make a full size quilt.

And I finished a baby quilt for a friend - the Very Hungry Caterpillar - it's enormous for a Baby Quilt so I hope Baby Euan likes the story for a few years!


And I've nearly finished sharing all the blocks in the Thread Along - all the fabric is now cut to finish the quilt top, but the momentum has vanished. This is the November block (in case you hadn't guessed).


And I've started using Instagram a bit - I'm Jenniesthreads

Maybe I've done better than I thought when I started writing this post....

Linking up with Fresh Sewing Day at Lily's Quilts.
Lily's Quilts
The only thing I can say for certain, is that by the next Fresh Sewing Day there will be a Baby... If I go into labour today (please) then that will most likely be the only thing I have to show you! :)

9 comments:

Mary Huey said...

The multiple purpose project is genius!

Vera said...

You done great! Fingers crossed for you and the expected arrival!

Mrs Jones said...

Well done for all you have achieved this month and I wish you well for your new arrival.

Jo said...

You are doing great. Beautiful baby quilt

Leanne said...

I hope that you have that baby soon! Despite feeling tired, you have had the most beautiful month! I love every thing, especially the City Sampler quilt.

Celtic Thistle said...

Congratulations on finishing your City Sampler blocks, hope Baby arrives safe and sound soon!

hungryhippie said...

Newest follower waving a big hello! Lovely work..I can't believe you can get all this done while awaiting baby's arrival, well done you! XX

Vika Yaniff said...

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thesewingwren said...

Good luck to you with the arrival of your baby... exciting times ahead!
Love looking at your quilting projects...
Best wishes x