24 June 2019

15 Minute Challenge Block 8 Finished

Another 7 out of 7.  Couple of days I only did 15 minutes but the rest of the days I worked a lot harder on the quilt.

The next block is well on the way but most of the flowers have a few layers. Hopefully it can be finished by the end of the week so I can be on track.

I made a gift for a friend as well.  I'll have to wait until next week to show pictures as she checks out the blog.    Its very cute and I need to make myself one.

Its Exam time for Maestro and he has been assigned his first placement at a school which isn't too far from where we live so he can either bike it or walk there which is a relief because for some reason he told them he had transport.  That doesn't start until next semester.  He has one more exam to go next week and then he will be on break for a couple of weeks.  No doubt he will work more.

So how did you go this week.  Check out how everyone went at Kate's

22 June 2019

Springtime Romance Free BOM Block Progress

I've had a busy couple of days but I did get all the completed blocks together and took a snap.

Blocks are 2/3 done just 3 more to go.  Hopefully by the end of this week I will have another one finished which was the plan for June.  I think the quilt is going to be very pretty.  Can't wait to start planning the borders.

17 June 2019

15 Minute Challenge and a couple of finishes

Another 7 out of 7 week.  Its amazing how much you can do when you have a deadline fast approaching.

One of the finishes was this skirt for Mo, I started it last weekend and finished it during the week.  I tried one earlier in the year but it ended up to big in the waist and a bit indecent in length.  This one is just right... though she wanted it shorter but after I demonstrated how much butt she would be showing even with tights she let me do the length I wanted to.  There is now an order for a couple of tartan skirts... and I am lamenting the tartan I sold on ebay 18 months ago.

Block 4 which turns out to be Block 6 when I look at the quilt image was finished.  I have moved on to block 8 which is proving to be quicker to stitch and is well on the way to being finished.  Probably another night or two depending if I do some pattern writing tonight instead.

I've had a couple of sales of the block patterns already from  my etsy shop already and the offical start date hasn't even happened yet, so I am hoping this quilt is going to be successful.

This week I am having an extra day off to help my hubby with some errands and work life is cranking up for the busy time of year.  Hopefully I can keep everything running smoothly and stress free.

So how did you do for this week challenge.  Check in with Kate to see how everyone is going.

10 June 2019

15 Minute Challenge and Block 4 nearly finished

Block 4 is nearly done.  I’ve been sewing on average 2 hours a night and its another 7/7 week.  There is a lot of work in this block, I’m hoping that tonight it will be finished.  I’m going to go on to some of the blocks that a little less involved for a couple of weeks to get some more finishes under my belt and leave the other flower ring to the end.

I need to get onto the pattern writing as well.  Pattern 1 and 2 are ready to go but I still want to get most of the others ready by early July so that gives me plenty of breathing space to just concentrate on the borders while the BOM is in full swing.  Basic instructions are all the same for each block it is just progress shots and applique order that changes and the patterns and templates of course and it all takes time which takes time away from stitching.

It’s a long weekend this weekend for the Queen’s Birthday and yesterday it rained all day, but today the sun is out in full so I’m getting some more washing on the line early so hopefully it will dry.

Head to Kate’s to see how everyone has gone in the challenge this week.

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08 June 2019

03 June 2019

15 Minute Challenge Block 4 Progress

It still doesn’t look like much but there are a couple more flowers to start on and most of these will have another 2 or 3 layers added to them before the block is finished and a probably another few hours of stitching.

It’s been another 7 out of 7 week.

Here is last weeks block all finished

Got to say I am a little down at the start of this week due to some family stuff.  I’m sure I’ll shake it off as the week goes by but I’ve had a couple of kicks in the guts that I swore I wouldn’t let get to me anymore but guess what I am a little heartbroken yet again.  Luckily the family I made is there for me. What makes me smile now is the house is full of sounds of Mo practicing her ukulele and Maestro singing with his deep baritone to one his favourites tunes at the moment.  

See how everyone went this week at Kate’s.