Wednesday, 10 February 2016

An old UFO

A long time ago (in 2010), I ordered a Moda Scrap Bag and received a roll of strips from the Migration collection by Holly Taylor, probably long before the Jelly Rolls were popular with no much idea what to do with them.

About the same time, I found an hexagon quilt-along organised by Julie of Jaybird Quilts. So I started sewing strips in pair, before cutting them in triangles and playing around with the layout as shown in her blocks.



I finally finished the blocks and assembled the blocks into a top.... well in August 2013 because of a blog hop for hexagons. And at the time, I thought I would be able to quilt and finish it by the following month.... well no quite!
And this flimsy laid around for nearly 2 years before it finally made it to the quilting frame last June, hurrah!
And then it was just a matter of squaring hexagoning it off to add the binding on, which finally happened in January!


Quilted with Aurifil 4650.

This is the first of my Q1 Finish Along List.
Linking to Needle and Thread Thursday and Whoop Whoop Friday.

Celine

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

A productive week with plenty of blocks!

Last week has been quite productive when it came to making some blocks, which is just as well after signing up for so many QAL and Bees! I better keep "blocking"!

Although I have fallen behind the pace of the 365 challenge, I managed 7 blocks last week

I made my second block for the Modern HST sampler, please meet Ninja:

And I finally made a start on the Project 48 Quilt, cutting into my precious Lightearted fabric that I am pairing with some lush Pure Elements. I have even caught up as I finished block 5 last night! 






Shevvy had picked an easy Tic Tac Toe block for her month in Bee Hive so I have already sent it last week :-) 
I also finished a much more time consuming block which was my January bubble for Steffi. I love her colour choice!

I also managed some hand-sewing while taking the kids to various activities, finishing my January flowers for Edda

and also my Lucy Boston block for Uschy

So that makes 18 blocks so far for February for my 350-blocks challenge, let's hope I can continue on a similar pace despite all the baking coming up for the various birthday parties.

Linking to Building Blocks TuesdaySew Cute TuesdayLet's Bee Social.

Celine

Monday, 1 February 2016

February goals

I know February will be busy with lots of cakes and parties for the kids birthday but let's be optimistic and think I will be able to sew as well...

Hoping for finish:
1. work bag which is a very old UFO...


Bee Blocks 
1.Flower hexies for the Inchy Hexie Swap (January, February) 
2. Flying geese Bee 
3. Fat Stash Bee (January, February)  
4. Bee Hive (February)
5. Bubble Bee (January, February
6. Bee Europa (January) 
7. I love Lucy International (January, February)
8. Scandi Bee (February)
9. Block Lotto

WIP
1.  Quilt for M  
2. Elephant Parade my Lazy Bums challenge for October was to make 10 blocks  
3. Scrappy X block quilt - 2 last blocks in progress - my Lazy Bums challenge for November 
4. A very merry Christmas town 
5. Farmer's wife 1930 QAL 
6. Tokyo Subway map  
7. Postcards from the World
8. 365 challenge quilt
9. Town and Country quilt
10. HST modern sampler quilt
11. Quilt for A - HK QAL

New Project
1. Custom cushions  x 2  
2. A new bag for me
3. Project 48
4. Zodiac BOM 

Celine

Sunday, 31 January 2016

January recap

The list was fairly short (compared to my usual) at the beginning of the month, and of course I added (lots) to it!

Hoping for Finishes!
1.   September in the Hexagon - my Lazy Bums challenge for January - finished!


Bee Blocks 
1.Flower hexies for the Inchy Hexie Swap (December, January) - December done, January in progress


2. Flying geese Bee 


3. Fat Stash Bee (January)  
4. Bee Hive (December, January) - December and January done



5. Bubble Bee (November, January) - November done, January half way

6. Bee Europa (December, January) 

7. I love Lucy International (January) - in progress
8. Scandi Bee (January)


9. Block Lotto



WIP
1.  Quilt for M  
2. Elephant Parade my Lazy Bums challenge for October was to make 10 blocks  
3. Scrappy X block quilt - 2 last blocks in progress - my Lazy Bums challenge for November 
4. A very merry Christmas town 
5. Farmer's wife 1930 QAL 
6. Tokyo Subway map  

New Project
1. Custom cushions  x 2  
2. Quilt for A - HK QAL
3. A new bag for me
4. Postcards from the World

5. 365 challenge quilt - 21 blocks so far

6. Town and Country quilt - 7 blocks fused, 4 sewn

7. HST modern sampler quilt
8. Project 48
9. Zodiac BOM 

So I have made 45 blocks this month and finished one UFO, that's one OPAM for January, not a bad start!


Celine

Thursday, 28 January 2016

A new cross-stitch project

Last year I finished the Once Upon a Time Sampler and I didn't sign up for another BOM so this year I signed up for 2! I started with the Cloud Factory one: Postcards of the World. The first clue was for Venice and I am happy that I have finished it already!
Of course, I could have finished the first clue even quicker if I didn't have to unpick the frame so many times! I kept making mistakes and it wouldn't match. Anyway I got there in the end, let's hope my next frame is easier.

And I have also started the Frosted Pumpkin one Let's go an Adventure that starts in London but I haven't stitched much yet!

Linking to Needle and Thread Thursday.

Celine

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Blocks, Blocks, Blocks everywhere!

I have slowed down a little in the last week I think because there was a few evenings when I didn't get to my sewing machine... but I have managed a few more blocks!

First I completed my 7 blocks for the 365 challenge last week, just on time!


I also made 2 more geese blocks to send the first batch out

I made my first 2 blocks for Scandi Bee, 2 lovely Japanese + and x blocks



I also made more block lotto blocks so I now have 9

And I made a start on the Modern HST Sampler with the first block: Candy.

And finally I made my last Bee Hive block for 2015 and my first one for 2016 for my dear friend Cathy. She had picked the same block but with different colour way.


So this takes my total blocks for this month to 45, wow!

Linking to Building Blocks TuesdayWIP WednesdaySew Cute TuesdayLet's Bee Social.

Celine

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