Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Back to school with some finishes

School started back today! The summer holidays have disappeared so quickly, I can't believe it's over already. Anyway no big school bags this year but just some accessories. I finally finished my daughter's pencil case. 
All it needed was to neaten the raw edge inside which I did with a little bias binding, I could have just serged them but I thought it would be nicer with some binding.

As for the pencil roll, she started sewing it in the summer but the bobbin ran out and after that she lost interest. 
Anyway she at least made a start on it and I finished it for her, a collaborative work! 
She went in happily this morning and showed her friend her new stuff!

2 OPAMs in the bag for September already and 2 finishes for my Q3 FAL list!

Linking to Q3 FALWednesday Wait LossMidweek Makers. Celine

Monday, 3 September 2018

Back to reality!

Back home for 2 lovely weeks in Corsica, back to work today, back to school this week.... but also back to my sewing machine 😊

And of course there wasn't much time for my sewing machine this weekend but I've managed to make 2 little blocks for the 365 aout challenge, these are the 3' blocks for September 2 and 3.



2 little blocks for September already!
Linking to Let's Bee SocialNeedle and Thread Thursday
Celine

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Kaftan challenge

There is a new challenge on IG to make a kaftan from the no-pattern version shared by The Stitch Sisters.  The #sewingsansfrontieres  challenge is open until 4 September so there is still time to join in!

Of course this one was not on my list for August but never mind! I didn't really have the time for it but I knew I had perfecr fabric for it and I would use it straight away for our holidays... so what was I to do? Try and stitch one last-minute, like one the night before we go away? Everyone does that, right?

The pieces are easy to cut being all rectangles, and construction was easy enough too! I managed to wip one up in about 2 hours the day before we left for our holidays and of course I've enjoyed it very much while away! 

Plus you can wear it with the V at the front or at the back...

This was one last OPAM for August that I didn't have time to blog before. 
Linking to Whoop Whoop Friday

Celine

Saturday, 1 September 2018

September goals

The summer is drawing to an end and school will start again very soon... the days will soon be shorter and we'll have to wrap up again. I'm not sure I'm ready to let the summer go but here we are! Let's hope I can fit lots of sewing to make myself feel better. I'm booked to go on an outerwear retreat mid-month so that should be good. Time to make plans for the month now. 

Hoping for finish

1. Summit peak top, cut and ready to be sewn -This will be my One monthly goal  
2. Scrappy Trip Along - red and green blocks needed
3. Tabor v-neck - cut
4. Kingfisher sew-along - more blocks needed!
5. Pencil roll - started
6. Pencil case - nearly done, needs neaten up inside

WIP
1. Farmer's wife - the sew along has just started, time to get going again
2. Gipsy Wife - lots of catch up needed here 
3. Postcards of the world - only one postcard to finish! 
4. Farmer's Wife 1930 - let's try to continue to make more blocks in parallel with other FW
5. Seeing Stars quilt-along, catch up needed as I have only done the first 3 blocks

UFO / Abandoned WIP
1. HST modern sampler quilt - (19 blocks) - this one was my February goal on the APQ UFO challenge, I need a few more blocks to finish this top, it would be good to get there
2. Project 48 / Summer Solstice 
3. Super Mario quilt 
4. Impromptu quilt 
5. Bubbles quilt - this was my APQ UFO challenge for March, that I progressed from a pile of blocks to a flimsy ready for quilting next time the frame will be coming out. Maybe this month?
6. Granny Square - this was my APQ UFO challenge for April, and is currently a pile of blocks 
7. 365 challenge - this one was my August goal on the APQ UFO challenge. I need so many more blocks, can I make a few more this month

New Projects
1. Lander trousers - navy blue 
2. Passport wallet for me 
3. Kyoto top
4. Pyjama for hubby
5. Uvita top
6. Brasov top
7. Acacia underwear, more!
8. Carita joggers
9. Lander trousers - wine 
10. Lander shorts - green
11. Ostara top
12. Suki dressing gown
13. Suki short cover up
14. Kelly anorak
15. Forester coat
16. Handbag
17. Pyjamas for the kids


Celine

Friday, 31 August 2018

August recap

August has been very busy with a lot of travelling. I nearly went to the Festival of Quilts, but I was too tired in the end, so I passed. Because of the travelling, there hasn't been much time at the sewing machine but I have made a few things.

Hoping for finish
1. Kielo wrap dress - number 3! -This will be my One monthly goal  finished
2. Scrappy Trip Along - orange blocks completed

WIP
1. Farmer's wife - no progress
2. Gipsy Wife - lots of catch up needed here no progress
3. Postcards of the world - only one postcard to finish! - some progress
4. Farmer's Wife 1930 - let's try to continue to make more blocks no progress

UFO / Abandoned WIP
1. HST modern sampler quilt - (19 blocks) - this one was my February goal on the APQ UFO challenge, I need a few more blocks to finish this top, it would be good to get there
2. Project 48 / Summer Solstice 
3. Super Mario quilt 
4. Impromptu quilt 
5. Bubbles quilt - this was my APQ UFO challenge for March, that I progressed from a pile of blocks to a flimsy ready for quilting next time the frame will be coming out. Maybe this month?
6. Granny Square - this was my APQ UFO challenge for April, and is currently a pile of blocks 
7. 365 challenge - this one was my August goal on the APQ UFO challenge. I need so many more blocks that there was no way I could finish but I made 4 blocks!



New Projects
1. Lander trousers - navy blue 
2. Passport wallet for me 
3. Kyoto top
4. Pyjama for hubby
5. Uvita top
6. Brasov top
7. Acacia underwear, more!
8. Tabor V-neck top - cut
9. Lander trousers - wine 
10. Lander shorts - green
11. Ostara top
12. Suki dressing gown
13. Suki short cover up
14. Ogden dress
15. Kingfisher sew-along - 4 first blocks sewn
16. Pencil roll - started
17. Pencil case - nearly done, needs neaten up inside

18. Forester coat
19. Handbag


Celine

Friday, 17 August 2018

Seeing Stars Quilt-Along - Double Stars blocks

This week is the first installment of Melissa's lovely quilt along and we are making BIG stars. I picked my fabric last week and after seeing a few sketches on Melissa's blog, I decided to completely change my mind! So here we are with a dark/black background and random fabric from my stash....
3 massive stars in a star at 24', quite a stark contrast after the 365 blocks at 3' finish


And with those 3 blocks, I have now 13 for August!
Linking to Seeing Stars Quilt Along


Celine


Thursday, 16 August 2018

Making some blocks

I haven't done so for a while but this week I decided to just make some "random" blocks. My APQ UFO challenge for August is my 365challenge quilt, which I have started in 2016 and not touched since. 



I don't even have half of the blocks so there is no way since can be finished in August and maybe not even in 2018 so I initially completely discarded it. Until this week when I thought, what about making a few more blocks? I picked some 6' light blocks which are the ones I need for the second border and made 3 blocks from May picking random fabric in my stash or in my scrap bins



as well as one 3' block from August

And with those blocks I have 4 more for August taking me to 10 so far/

Linking to Let's Bee Social, Wednesday Wait Loss, Midweek Makers, Needle and Thread Thursday.

Celine

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