Sunday, 17 January 2016

A little of bit of organisation


Quilting time is down now that I'm back at work.  But it's not going to be gone altogether.  I tried to do 30 minutes each night during the week so that things don't stagnate on my table. 
I added six new wonky stars.  These are great to sew if you don't feel up to anything that requires careful measuring or calculation (eg after a ratty day at work).  I had some fun with these blocks, using white centres which adds a new dimension.  I also tried a string/crumb centre, which I was very excited about in my imagination, but very disappointed about in reality.  It looked very heavy and full of seams in the centre of the stars.   I loved those little crumbs though so I reused the piece as points on a couple of stars.  That was a much more successful effect.  I'm enjoying these blues.  I have always loved tone on tone blues, and have plenty of strips, even though much of my stash is in storage (that's a long story).  Anyway, here are this week's little stars for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge link.  Check out everyone else's blues on Angela's page here



Allietare - I finally gave in an admitted that I was going to have to buy more black fabric to make the additional blocks needed for a larger quilt.  Yesterday I did that, and it allowed me to get my head into the right space to move forward with this.  I've been cutting, cutting, cutting, so that I can get on with making these blocks.  I *think* I have nearly cut everything I need.  I can't believe how long it took to cut the fabrics for the extra blocks.    This is my organised pile of *heedless geese* parts. 

















This week I will able to come home at sit at my machine without having to figure out what I need to cut and sift through piles of fabric. 

6 comments:

  1. More gorgeous blue stars!
    You look well prepare with those pieces all cut out.
    Definitely makes it easier to just get going with the sewing part.

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  2. I love your Wonky Star blocks and your plan to get your Allietare done. I need to follow your lead and cut so that I'm ready to sew the block parts that I am missing. Maybe today...

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  3. Your blue stars are darling!

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  4. Wonky stars are one of my favourite things - I would put them into everything I make if I could! Yours are very pretty - I love the icy blues.

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