Monday, 24 December 2012

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Liberty Love

It was very grey when I dashed out to get a snap of my finished Liberty Love quilt top. If, in typical NZ summer fashion, it rains from now until school goes back, I'll get cracking on the quilting, but I'd rather put in some time lazing at the beach :-)

Liberty Love

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Block party!

I thought the end of term would never come, but it did! I didn't feel like launching into any big sewing projects over the weekend so worked on finishing up some blocks.
First up Monday Modern blocks for Linda. Linda chose the 6G Quilt designed by Sarah Fielke - I was a bit worried about my ability to get nice tidy points, but I seem to have managed ok. I think this is going to look really good when all the blocks come together:

I've also been playing around with colour combinations for the December HST block from In Color Order. The first was a disaster - so bad it went into the bin! I'm much happier with this version. The solids are all Moda which I got from Helen (along with some great colour advice).  The background is Etchings Charcoal which might just be my new favourite neutral, it's such a pretty soft colour. 

Finally, I made version 2 of the block below. I made the first one a while ago, but couldn't decide if I liked it. So I made a different version. Mmmmm. Still undecided.

Sketch blocks

Hope you are finding some time to sew, or at least relax in the lead up to Christmas!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Liberty cushion

I decided today was the day to face my invisible-zip fear. Not sure where that came from - when I used to sew clothes I used them all the time, but I have procrastinated like mad whenever I thought about putting one into a cushion. All seemed to go pretty smoothly however, and I was able to finish up my Liberty cushion. I need to get a bigger insert though - the one I have makes my cushion look like it's been on a diet, and I like chubby cushions!