Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Very Important WIP

As I mentioned yesterday, I am trying to catch the train again for some of the quilt-along I started, although for this particular one, the train has already reached its destination without me in October. Anyway, back in the Spring I started the Farm Girl Vintage quilt-along from Lori Holt with the idea of making a quilt for my kids childminder who will retire at Christmas. Plenty of blocks but plenty of time, starting that early. Apart that I completely fell off track in July and didn't touch it at all since then, even though I had a few blocks already prepared. So another one where I have decided to play catch up! I am trying to make blocks about one every day in the hope that the quilt will be finished on time to be gifted... Wish me luck...

So in the last few days, I have managed to finish 3 more blocks released in May and June!

Chicken Foot

Cool Threads

Corn and Tomatoes

So I now have 9 blocks for this quilt, I think there are 45 in total but I am not going to need/make them all.

3 more blocks this month, taking my total to 13!
Linking to Sew Cute TuesdayWIP Wednesday, Needle and Thread ThursdayScraptastic Tuesday.


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Catching up

It has been a looong time. Life has been busy, very busy and I haven't had time for anything really. There has been a lot of travelling as a family and alone, for leisure and for work. There has been important milestones with Hubby and I turning 40 the same week-end.

There has been great sadness at watching the world go mad, especially in my home country with the attacks on Paris. There has been a lot of work and little time to do anything else. There has been an awful bug last week-end which has sent us all but hubby to bed and made me faint a couple of times. But finally, I have had special time with my sewing machine again after so long. Of course, with such a busy time in the last few months, I have fallen behind in a lot of my projects (not that my list is never over-stretched in the first place anyway!) but little by little I have been catching up. I have of course starting with blocks for bees as I owed quite a few. And of course, because I never travel without a needle, I have been able to cram a fair amount of hand sewing.

So I finished my last Patchwork of the Cross block for the I love Lucy International bee. This was the second round and I believe Jan will organise a third next year.

I made more flowers for the Inchy Hexie Swap

I also caught up with the #bookbee and made 3 blocks. I love this pattern by Ayumills. One more to finish and this bee will be over.

One bubble for Jan from last month

An easy Bee Hive block for Francis as well

And of course, I have fallen behind with all the sew-along, quilt-along etc! So here again I am trying to at least catch the moving train again. I made one block for the Farmer's Wife 1930 quilt-along after a few weeks off. Meet Prudence
So for a start, that gives me 10 blocks this month for the 350-blocks project.

Linking to Building Blocks TuesdayLet's Bee Social

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

November goals

Life is just so crazy busy at the moment that I haven't posted my goals for November yet, already lost nearly 4 days! I am finally back home for more than one night. I haven't slept in my own bed for more than 2 nights in a row since mid October... Anyway, let's have a look at what I could/need/want to make in November.

Hoping for Finishes!
1.   Advent Wreath - top made, now need quilting and binding. This will be my goal for A lovely year of Finishes

2. Mr Snowmen cushion - quilted! need embroidery, buttons and finishing - no progress

Bee Blocks 
1. I love Lucy international block (November) 
2. Flower hexies for the Inchy Hexie Swap (October and November) 
3. Book Bee (September, October, and November
4. Flying geese Bee 
5. Fat Stash Bee (October) 
6. Bee Hive (October and November
7. Bubble Bee (October and November
8. Bee Europa (November)

1.  Quilt for M 
2. September in the Hexagon 
3. Elephant Parade my Lazy Bums challenge for October was to make 10 blocks
4. Scrappy X block quilt - 2 last blocks in progress - my Lazy Bums challenge for November
5. Farm Vintage Quilt-Along, catch up and continue the quilt-along 
6. A very merry Christmas town 
7. Farmer's wife 1930 QAL 
8. Tokyo Subway map 

New Project
1. Custom cushions  x 2 
2. Quilt for A

Linking to A lovely year of Finishes



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