while the weather’s been wild

While the weather’s been wild, I have been keeping warm and cosy in the house with the log-burner stoked up. Its far too cold in the studio to work, so I took a sewing machine into the house, so while it snowed outside  I caught up with some sewing.

First, I did my mini PP blocks from “Quilting on the Square”.  I had 18 to catch up with: these blocks are 4″ finished and are all paper pieced. There’s only two more months left of this super BOM –  that’s 12 more blocks, then I will have to think about how I am going to lay them out. I will have 72 blocks to work with, so should I add sashing, put them on the point, or straight………………………. The colour was challenging for me as my husband asked me to make it green, not a colour I am very sure of.

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Then I did three midget applique blocks for a quilt I’m planning, and I’m not really sure where I’m going with these tiny blocks, but they are lovely.

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4″ finished applique blocks

And I started a blue and cream sampler quilt that I have been planning to make for a couple of years now.  It is the State Fair Sampler from Sentimental Stitches.  These are 6″ finished blocks a mix of hand/machine pieced, paper pieced and hand/machined applique.  I am using the Hearty Good Wishes by Janet Clare from the Moda line of fabric which have fishes,whales, seaweed and seagulls on it.  It’s lovely to work with and I wish I got more of it when I saw it in the UK ,but I should have enough to finish the quilt top. I am making a couple of small changes to the pattern, adding a couple of boat theme blocks to compliment the fabric.

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I have also been working on a medallion quilt, my first of this style of quilt.  I will share photos of that when it starts to look like something, at the moment its just lots of borders needing stitched together.

I have to say I am loving this wild weather!

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