Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Scissors and Thread April Paper Piecing

With less than two and a half hours to go, I have finished April's paper piecing. I only started it this morning, I must start May's block much earlier.
This is a truly dreadful photo, taken in the evening with poor light. The backing colour is pale blue, I promise.
I hope to get a better photo tomorrow, when we should have sunshine.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

April get your hex on

As the weather starts to improve, my time for sewing is limited by my need to dig and weed my allotment.  It has been neglected over the winter and I have a lot to catch up. Yesterdays fun job was digging and removing large dandelions with all their roots, there are not nearly as many as last year which is encouraging.
Anyway back to sewing, I have posted the April get your hex on block to Ann in Texas.
I think this will be a lovely quilt when it is assembled.  I am now waiting for May's fabric to arrive. 

I have been practicing, using the walking foot, my quilting. there is so much to learn!!! But it nice to see small improvements.  The new belt on my new treadle machine means I have been able to use it for the first time. It loosened up very quickly and I soon found the fun I had 25 years ago, when I last had treadle sewing machines.

I hope to go to Uttoxeter on Saturday to the Quilt and Stitch show.  My trip to the NEC didn't happen, due to snow. Fingers crossed I make it this time, I have quite a shopping list.

Here is my work in progress, I'm not sure if my idea will work.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

April Garden Beauty

The weather is still so cold, I am unable to garden, so I did some sewing. This is the latest from the Quilt Pattern Magazine for April, it looked a lot easier than my Quiet Play BOM for April!
I also ironed the hexagon fabric for April's Get Your Hex On Bee that arrived this morning. They are beautiful shades of blue and I would like to add some different fabrics for Ann's hexagons.  So a trip to a fabric shop is called for.
I need to check back on what I hoped to achieve this year, I find my ability to concentrate is sporadic
and small targets easier to achieve.