25 September 2015

Block 4 is coming

I'm feeling much better and block 4 came together this week.  Here is a sneak peak, I have to work on the border blocks over the weekend, my design on EQ had a checkerboard around this block but it just doesn't seem to go with the overall design so I will try something different this weekend and see how it goes.

I have also purchased for the border of the quilt a black background script which might look terrible but in my head at the moment it gives the quilt striking definition, there will probably be appliqué on this imaginary border.

In a couple of weeks we are heading away to the sunshine for a few days, though Adelaide is showing signs of spring and there have been more good days than bad.  Which means block 5 probably needs to be started now so if you follow me on instagram you will see some progress shots.

15 September 2015

This and That

Hi everyone, I think this months block may be a little late again.  I am feeling heaps better and in fact am totally the opposite to what I was a couple of weeks ago.  The meds I am on have got me really bursting with energy and my mind is now really racing from one thought to the other, which is making it really difficult to sit still for long enough to do any hand sewing,  hopefully this little side effect will gradually wear off and I will be back to normal speed soon.

Yesterday at work I found it really difficult to concentrate, but today I was on fire and got through what I would probably do in 4 hours in 2, mind you there was no phone interruptions or emails coming through asking me to do something else so that probably helped.  I did tell the boss to make sure he checked everything I did as I felt on fire but wether the work was up to scratch I wasn't too sure.

I went for a walk this evening something I haven't even been able to contemplate for weeks and it was really good to get out into the fresh air and move.

The sewing mojo has returned and I've started cutting a new quilt but can only do it in short bursts.  I still need to cut some more before I start stitching, I really like to have a whole quilt cut before I start stitching.  I haven't really worked out how big the quilt is going to be so I will probably just keep cutting for a bit longer yet.  Would really like to do something big but as I have the attention span of a nat at the moment that probably isn't going to happen.

This is me at the moment fingers crossed everything slows down a bit soon.

03 September 2015

Flowers for Alison Block 3 Tulip Bowl

Once again sorry for the delay, I've been a little bit out of it this week.  Make sure if you feel some of the instructions are not quite right let me know and make some adjustments.

This month we have the Tulip Bowl which is so cute I love it and 4 Contrary Wife Blocks (which is probably apt because I am sure my hubby thinks I am a Contrary Wife at the moment :)).  As you can see they go together to form a secondary pattern.