Sunday, March 31, 2019

Stringalong 2019 (March)

Time to show our progress on our Stringalong blocks - not a lot of progress for me - but I did whip up 7 more . . .

 and the backs:
I am joining in with Lori over here:

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Saturday Sewing

I love all my sewing groups - Loose Threads, KQ Girls, Sunday Stitchers, SIMS...but it does mean I am out at least one day of each weekend - UNLESS there are 5 weekends in the month - like this one!!!!
I am off to Bardine on 10th April...and I have some things I need to / want to finish, so I made a very determined effort today and sewed most of the day (and night).  I am at the "hand sew the binding" stage for 2 things...I will show them as finishes...after Baradine....but for now:

and . . . I still have Sunday!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Heart Blocks

We are all very aware of the the terror attack that happened in Christchurch recently.
And most of you would know that a group have organised themselves to gather blocks from people (from around the world) to make into quilts for the victims' families, the survivors and the first responders.
You can read about it here.

I suggested to my fellow KQ sewers, that we could make some blocks to add to the collection.  It was a very hot day and a few people already had other commitments, so we only had a few people - but we manged to make 27 applique heart blocks and 4 pieced blocks - I still have one to finish off.  I will trim the applique blocks, which I will do over the weekend.

and - luckily enough -
one of the Baradine gang is from NZ and is happy to take them back - no postage!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday Night Sewing

YAY - the AFL season has started!!!!

I'm excited - not because I love AFL - or am keen to watch it - BUT it does mean DH doesn't want to go out to eat - wants a quick easy meal...and ...a long story ...although we have two TVs - the "other" one is in a room with no lounge chairs - and really - he does look pretty silly sitting in an empty room on a straight backed I have relinquished watching TV for the comfort of my Sewing Space.
One good thing about football season is that it means the weather should be cooling down - but alas Mother Nature has forgotten to look at the calendar and is about to spring a 34C day on us.

I put my time to good use - added the borders to a baby quilt for a friend's daughter, ready to pin on Sunday,

and made the first block for my "Road Trip" quilt:

I think I need a better photo - maybe in the daytime!
I am dragging the chain a bit on this project - what with the finger op and making baby quilts and "other important stuff"  whatever that was, it has been hard to focus on this one...but hopefully if I can find some time to trace a few blocks (a job I HATE) I can get into gear.

PS:  Thankfully  - the right team won!

and a bonus:  DH is off the the Brisbane Lions game at the Gabba tomorrow night - so more sewing time....yay again!!!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

FNSI - March

Time for another FNSI with cyber friends.

I made progress on the quilt for my new grand baby - we have a grandson - Luka - born 1st March.  Suddenly he is 2 weeks old:

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We visited him (and the parents) just after he was born (they live in Townsville - a long way away) and since I missed that deadline of having this ready- I now have until just before Easter so DD2 can take it with her when she & her partner visit.

The inside bit is quilted.  There will be some simple stitching in the border and then the binding - so not too much left to do.  
Oh - better a dd a label too.

Hope everyone had a fun productive night and are able to get some sewing time in over the weekend.

Thanks to Wendy!