Sunday, 6 April 2014

Small steps

I sneaked in a bit of sewing time this morning courtesy of daylight savings. Tricked into waking early I had a whole extra hour to factor into the day. I began by making the 'From the Heart' Gypsy Wife block from April's schedule. I just couldn't bring myself to make a red heart so I decided on a ginger spice version :-)

I love to trim HSTs so in the interests of fabric efficiency I stitched the diagonal seams with a very scant 1/4" seam allowance. This gave me just enough room for a bit of straightening up once all the pieces were put together.

I also made a modest start on my Sew Together pouch. The sew-along over at Quilt Barn has lots of helpful photos and the process is broken up into several manageable sessions. This suits me well although I secretly wish I could whip mine up as quickly as Liz managed hers. I got the outside piece quilted and the end pieces stitched together - I'm saving all those zips for another day!

I love to sew, but I also love being outdoors. It's autumn but it still feels like summer and the beach is still a great place to be.


  1. absolutely - enjoy the outdoors while it is sunny! Love the fabric you have chosen for your Sew Together bag :)

  2. Ohhhh look at that bag come along...

  3. yes, go to the beach while you can! that heart block was tricky for me. i like that you went with the blue and spice instead of the red. it looks great. glad it turned out so well for you. i always round up to the next 1/8th" when doing the cutting because i find i need the wiggle room AND i hate trying to cut at the 1/8" marks. works for me!