Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Hmmm more blocks


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!




take care

Lissa

9 comments:

Jodie said...

Lissa , you are amazing. I bought all the doings for a quilt - I cut , I ironed, I have begun sewing and I think I hate it!!!
Maybe I need a little wine break....

Lindi said...

Wow, Lissa, you have been busy!
I love what you have been showing us, and the miniature is gorgeous! Love the prints and colours. Maybe I should do a miniature hexagon ... there's no way I would tackle a large one ...

Vickie said...

LOL @ Jodie..yep a wine break should fix it...
Lissa you truley are inspring with the sewing you get done and the end results,
great job,cheers Vickie

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Love that mini-scrappy border Lissa! Really cute! Lucy x

Deb said...

That quilt is very pretty and soft looking. great job!

Julie said...

Your Block of the week looks fantastic....and I looooove the miniature. Your scrappy corder has finished it to perfection!You are a clever one to be sure!!!!

Sharon-NZ said...

I like the scrappy border Lissa - very pretty

hugs sharon-nz

Debi said...

Great blocks, are you making 2 quilts or just a bigger one? I really like to look at what fabric choices others have made, yours are beautiful.

Ginger Patches said...

Oh I like your fabrics in this...just my style :)