Well possums, I have been a busy little beaver.. I got my week 8 of the 'quilt-a-long' block of the week done last night, well blocks done... I am happy with how they turned out and I only had to do a small amount of reverse sewing and swearing.. amazing! we are 2/3's of the way there, this block of the week has been so much fun, and blocks (like jacobs ladder this week) I always thought were 'too hard' so I never even bothered making one, well I will now! And my triangles? hmm they aren't PERFECT, but I am getting better..
I also decided my round robin miniature I got back, was a little too stark, I LOVE it, dont get me wrong, but I thought it needed something else, so I added a wee 1/2" finished scrappy border and then a 1" finished float.. I'll put polka dot binding on it after its quilted.. what do you think?? I love it! Here is a close up of the final border / round.. its strip pieced and I am pleased to say, it all come out of the scrap bin!
Well had a hard day at work today, I actually worked hard, I know 'shock! horror! gasp!' but that'll learn me to have 3 weeks off work.. I work for a small take away shop doing their 'books' and paying the staff, its easy work and my boss is a good friend, so its not much of an effort for work.. And also the fact she only lives up the road, 2 minutes away!!!
Well back to the salt mine, aka sewing machine! I have so many UFO's I want to finish, and I also need to finish step 5 of the quiltville mystery quilt, and the next step is emailed tomorrow! YIKES.. I have 100 3" finished hourglass blocks to make and I did start, but my machine is way out, so they turned out 3" unfinished.. argh!
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Posted by Lissa Jane at 12:08 am