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. 


  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.

  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...

  3. Your blue stars are darling!

  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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