08 January 2013

15 Minute Challenge

Don't actually know where the last week went.  I know it was stinking hot in our neck of the woods and reached a high of 44c at one stage last week.  The one saving grace is it was a dry heat and the aircon worked pretty well but it was still just foul.  Luckily the aircon in the sewing room works better than it does in the house so I escaped for a couple of hours with the dog to enjoy the refrigerated cooling.

Monday saw me return to work so it will be interesting to see if I can keep up the sewing momentum long term.

The week went like this

Wednesday - Borders on Cot Quilt
Thursday - Soul Searching
Friday - Mixed Media Play
Saturday - bit more Mixed Media play Soul Searching
Sunday - nothing
Monday - nothing
Tuesday - pieced back for cot quilt and started quilting.

 Here is the start of another Soul Searching Block.  I have just left the fabric there.  I think the bottom right corner needs a real work over and I will be replacing some of the fabrics just have to search the stash.

The green block is all stitched.

Here are the finished 2 pages from my mixed media play.    Just Be is still a work in progress.  I have one more background to work with as well.  Noisy is quite 3D the butterfly an flower stand out from the page so I am going to have to rethink how I put them all together as I don't want to crush those elements.

We have a couple of cooler days this week then the temp will be going up again but not as high as last week.  I think I will be quilting the cot quilt for most of the week and I might get out the paints again and finish my media play.  Time to head on over to Kates to see who else met the challenge this week.


thea said...

Love the kids quilt at the bottom of your post. such bright colors.

Leanne said...

You are so clever, I wish I could draw.

Shay said...

5 from 7 is a top effort. Im kind of hanging out for holidays so I can get some stuff done. My sewing room is vile when its hot so I havent been all that tempted to get in there of late !

Dana said...

Hi Amanda Just found your blog through a flickr picture in the dont look now group of a pillow you made (the sweetheart pillow) Im desperatly after one of the fabrics that you used. It is the one on the right with the red/pink swirls, do you have any ideas who its by to guide me in the right direction? it would be much appreciated. Dana danaandlee@hotmail.co.uk (http://drinkingfabric.blogspot.co.uk/p/finished-makes-2012.html)

Dana said...

...oops might help if i left you a link http://www.flickr.com/photos/22705795@N06/3841109735/in/pool-dontlooknow/

Kate said...

Great week on the sewing front. Last summer was really hot here, we had several weeks of 43 C+ temps. None of us wanted to go outside for any reason once it got past noon. Hope your temps cool down a bit.