Saturday, 24 September 2022

August Focus / Fussy Cutting

Almost October, and this week I'm going to show you my 'just completed' August Focus-cutting blocks.

The theme for August was MOVEMENT and block 30 was motif. Scissors move! Block 31 was obscure sections. I purchased this fabric in Victoria a few years back and have used it before for fussy cutting. It's amazing how far a fat quarter can go. I see a lot of movement in this fabric.

I enjoy doing obscure sections as the patterns made can be so interesting.

I also used this fabric for the pattern matching in block 32.

Blocks 33 and 34 were freestyle. I love the movement of flags.

and in this octopus.....

Spring is here and we are busy in the garden and planning trips away.

Link Up Parties: 


Off the Wall Friday

Finished (or Not) Friday

Peacock Party 

Saturday, 10 September 2022

Back to the Sewing Room

I have my sewing room back now and it was good to get back down there, although I will miss my sister, I'm sure they will be back again soon. We had a short three day comedy cruise which was fun and now I can back into routine - well until the next break away. I started with the catch up of Moda Blockheads 4, and block 17 - Shoreline, designed by Camille Roskelley. Gee I have a lot to catch up on.

With August over I have a few blocks to finish in the August Rainbow Scrap Challenge using the colour of orange.

I 'collect' scraps. Strips when trimming fabrics that I store in old clear flour containers, and left over tiny scraps that I store in plactic zip lock bags. They come in handy for applique, foundation paper piecing and art post cards. Now I am going to use them for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

Here are four of the completed blocks from August. I did finish the other blocks that I started, but unfortunately my iPhone died yesterday (it was new in 2014!!). I'll take photos soon and post in next blog. 

I'm making sizes 6.5" and 4.5". Thinking of making  some colourful baby quilts and maybe some placemats. The colour for September is blue.

Link Up Parties: 


Off the Wall Friday

Finished (or Not) Friday

Peacock Party 


Saturday, 27 August 2022

Lots of Handsewing.

My sewing room also doubles as Peter's cinema room and our guest bedroom, so now that family are here I've been able to concentrate more on hand stitching. I did have to fix two blocks in the top quilot centre. I'm not sure how I will finish this. I will finish the Paper Lanterns quilt top with all hand sewing time I have the next few weeks.

I was able to finish some Moda Blockheads 4 blocks before packing up the sewing machine.

Block 15 - Highland Plaid, designed by Crystal Manning.

 Block 16 - Indiana Puzzle designed by Tammy Vonderschmitt.

Bonus Block 6 - Step To It.

I did have time to re-arrange my orchids. Only 4 flowering this year, but they are so beautiful.