With the exception of Monday when I rolled around naked in some scraps that arrived via post (bet it takes hours for you to get that mental image out of your head) I sewed every single day this week. Despite daily activity in the sewing room there was only one minor finish but progress has been made on a number of fronts so I'm doing the happy dance.
Last week was "sew a million bibs"week. I was thinking about making this an official annual worldwide event. However, when I stopped, Miss P stopped,so I have a ton of half finished bibs lurking round. I'm absolving myself from the responsibility of finishing them. I have other fish to fry.
4 more log cabin blocks were completed. That's a total of 16 and this quilt is starting to look very rainbow like. I'm aiming for 4 more this week.
Lots of sewing and pressing occurred in preparation for a big run at the hourglass quilt blocks. Those poor blocks have been sitting idle for months. They're starting to get a complex.
I bought Little P a new quilt cover last Friday. I saw this a few weeks ago and thought it was very cute. (and much much cheaper than making one ) But they only had it in double and I need a single so I left it at the store. You know how sometimes the answer to a dilemma is so obvious you don't think of it at first ? I suddenly remembered that I actually sew and it wouldn't be hard to make the double quilt cover into a single . Duh ! Back to the store and then home again and this took about an hour to sort out. I'm spending this afternoon setting up his new bed in the guest room because guess who went to Ikea this morning?
I couldn't resist making him a cushion from one of the pillowcases. It seems cushions are my latest obsession.
I finally made one of my coffee sacks into a cushion for my living room. This is destined to be an only child I think. Hessian is a bitch to work with ...
I think I have "chair fright" because I am yet to start that chair....
I am participating in a Farmers Wife QAL with Claire, Loz , Val and some other wonderful ladies. Everyone else has started but since I'm a rebel I am still dithering. Originally I had decided to use these civil war repro fabrics
but I was hit by an epiphany Sunday night and started pulling these from my stash. Yep-I'm going to rock the red and white. (if I ever get started )
I joined up with the String Thing Along group. Expect to see more selvage blocks over the coming weeks. Pulling them out to take this photo was as far as I got this week.
I worked diligently on my hand sewn hexagon cushion this week while watching multiple episodes of Sons of Anarchy (so glad I'm not a biker chick) and I'm really loving how this is turning out. Getting the paper pieces out may present some issues but I'll throw myself off that bridge when I get to it.
Linking up to the Lovely Kate at Life in Pieces to see what other 15 minute aficionados have been doing this week. I'm going to sew my little heart out between now and Monday which is when I have to go back to w***. (See? I cant even say the W word at the moment)