Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Third time lucky.

Did you notice how it all went quiet? That was because I was knocked sideways by a hefty dose of Bronchitis. Have not felt so ill in ages and ages, I even went off my food, which is practically unheard of. Getting back to normal now, still tired and having some bad days, but on the whole, back with it.

Been starting to get stuck into sewing, the Autumn Harvest block was completed and the second one is ready to stitch.

Made a felt and wool appliqué panel on brushed cotton- eventually I think this will become a quilt centre.

Realised that my little chicken Trapunto panel was such fun when put with the tulips that it has turned into an ongoing  Spring Sampler project, of which more later.

The Tulip block then got developed further on its own and became a Quilt as You Go project...one thing being ill over the Winter made me realise was that I have a stash of fabric that needs to be used up, so this year I intend to make a start on it and this tulip block is perfect for using up scraps and jelly roll strips left over from other things, so, stash busting, here I come!

Another project I want to make a start on is sewing along with the Splendid Sampler- also great for making headway into the stash- I have printed out instructions, but as yet, no blocks completed! Three quilts to finish for the Festival of Quilts- Autumn Harvest will be one, the Spring Sampler another and the third is still in my head-then I can relax and enjoy...oh once the new projects for the West Country Quilt Show are underway. Who was it said that I was going to take things more easily in 2016? Did I mention the building work that will destroy my sewing room? mmm, interesting times...

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