29 April 2019

15 Minute Challenge

Another 7 out of 7 this week.

Made a skirt for Mo which turned out to be too big in the waist, will have to make some adjustments to the pattern.   I did hem it after this picture was taken.  

I'm well underway to finish Block 2 of the BOM, flowers to go and had some nice time sitting in the sunshine stitching Saturday and today.   I purchased border fabric, which wasn't my first choice but will blend in well with what I am using for block backgrounds.

Maestro is back at Uni today and Mo goes back to school tomorrow.  I think they had a good break though Maestro did work more than half the 2 weeks he had off.  Mo's boyfriend spent a lot of time here, which she wasn't too sure about at the beginning of the holidays as it would cut down on her vegging in her PJ's all day time but she must have got over it.  She spent a lot of time drawing as well and left a bit of time for homework.

Well that's me for this week, it was nice to have a short week last week with Easter and Anzac Day.

How did your week go check out who else met the challenge at Kate's place.

22 April 2019

Happy Easter and the 15 minute challenge

Its school holidays and uni break happens at the same time this term.  We did the big 6 months check at the dentist on Thursday and I've been enjoying a 5 day break from work.  I've been doing lots of stitching have worked on Eq starting to get the borders worked out for the BOM and finished the first block.  I have started working on the first block pattern.  It should be easy to get them all done before the start as the blocks are all the same size it will just be the templates that will change.

I had an idea for the big border the other day and it is starting to look beautiful on the screen hopefully it will look as good in fabric.  Here is the start of block 2 lot of leaves in this one and it is the first of the wreath blocks

Mo and I went to see the musical Aladdin on Saturday night it was wonderful.  I haven't been to see a musical in a long time.  It was something I always did with my Mum and it just wasn't the same.  We had a lovely time and Mo is hooked, I think we will be going to see more in the future.

The picture below is of Adelaide Oval from the other side of the river it was so pretty with it all lit up with Cathedral in the background.

With all the work above on the quilt I had another 7 out of 7 this week.   I also helped Mo with a birthday present she wanted to make for a birthday party she is going to this week and she made a scrunchie from some fabric we bought at the Quilt show a couple of weeks ago.

Lots and lots of sewing happening in this neck of the woods.

See how everyone else is going at Kate's 

15 April 2019

15 Minute Challenge Lots of Stitching Going On

Another 7 out of 7 for this week.  There is lots of sewing to do over the next few weeks so I'm hoping for lots more 7 out of 7's in the coming months.

I've made a big effort on this years BOM and given myself a deadline for the kick off to be the first week in July.  

I'm also going to try and get the 9 blocks posted in my Etsy Shop by the beginning so that just leave the final putting it together instructions to go up when the quilt is finished which won't be till later in the year fingers crossed all goes to plan and the wheels don't fall off.

Its school holidays, Maestro is also on a break from Uni but I think he will be working most of it.  Mo has quite a bit going on birthdays, sleepover with her primary school friends and her boyfriend apparently needs to see her a fair bit which she is still negotiating on as it cuts down on her days she can sit in her room and draw in her PJ's.  We also have to fit in her passport application as she is going to Japan with School at the end of the 3rd term.

My Green Tea and Sweet Bean's Month 3 came today so that is on the sewing agenda as well.  I left one of the blocks from last month to wait on the fabric for this month just to mix it up a bit.  And I'm nearly halfway through the appliqué for the border of  Pretty Circle Game.

As you can see lots to get on with so there won't be much excuse for not getting 7 out of 7 done over the next little while.

12 April 2019

2019 BOM

Sneak on over to the Springtime Romance Page to get information of my new BOM hopefully starting in July.  The 9 main blocks are finalised but final setting is just a guide at the moment and won't be revealed until later in the year.  Large border will be along similar line to Flowers for Alison.

Patterns each month will be free for a week and then available from my Etsy Shop.   I'm delving well into the stash for this one and pulling some tula pink, kaffe and some real bright oldy's.  The only think I have bought for the quilt is the background fabric which is black with silver script.  

08 April 2019

15 Minutes Challenge and New BOM Start

This week I cracked the mythical 7 out of 7 again.

It helped that I decided to dive into my next BOM.  I've been messing around with eq and have finished drafting all 9 blocks.  Now the stitching begins.  I haven't quite worked out the setting of the blocks as I want to do pieced sashing.

I'm using the back basting method of appliqué which I did a class on earlier this year.  I wasn't sure how it would go as I had my heart set on using  a black background and I was concerned with marking the pattern.  However I found a white Karisma marking pencil which is virtually impossible to rub off and is perfect for marking the back of the block.  My next concern was  that I wouldn't be able to follow the stitching line to turn the fabric under but all seems to be working out pretty well on the first block so it is full steam ahead.

All the blocks are uniform size and I think I will be doing a big applique border round the finished quilt but that is all a work in progress at the moment and will mean a few more hours at EQ to finalise the finish.

I've also stitched a few more semicircles on the borders for pretty circle game.

Head to Kate's to see how everyone else is meeting the challenge.

01 April 2019

15 Minute Challenge Row by Row swap and A Finish

Well the 7 out of 7 didn't last and this week's total was only 6/7.  I did work way more than 15 minutes each day and have spent a lot of time designing a new BOM.  Two blocks left to draft and then I can get sewing.

Going to try back basting this one hopefully all will go smoothly.

Row by Row swaps today.  So if you are waiting on the next pattern to be discounted head to my etsy shop.  This row is my favourite row.

And the finish.  Last weeks class project is all sewn up.

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