Monday, January 14, 2013

Slow days and stitching along...

Loving slow summer days, they really are the best.
We have not plans, we are just drifting through our days.
I sorted out the basket of old florals and cut enough for 36 blocks,
but then I thought, ah may as well use them up, so kept cutting
and have enough for 52 blocks, so I'll use 48 6x8 12" blocks.

I love how they are turning out.
Even fabric that looks ugly is gaining a nice vintage vibe.

I can't wait to see it all come together.
Lots and lots of plain simple sewing first and some magic with the quick un pick.

Ah yes. Summer days are perfect for scrappy projects like this.
But then I looked in the basket and there was a bunch of short pieces left behind.
Hmm time for an auxiliary quilt.

I rummaged in the stash and found some plain grey homespun.
Nine patches will do just fine I think.

Lots more plain sewing, trimming and cutting in my future,
just what I feel like doing while the children potter about.

What projects do you have for the summer???


  1. I've started cutting out small squares to collect up and I'm doing some hand stitching...

  2. For me it's saving sewing for the winter! Summer is so busy with the gardens, but in the winter when it's too cold to go anywhere outside I hole up in the house and stitch!

  3. I am always in awe of your ability to make things look like they belong together! My summer project is birthday preps and not a lot of sewing...

  4. Those scrappy tripalongs are getting to me... argh. I have to finish two other quilts first but arghh! Plus there's the ORBC star quiltalong that I should have a go at - never done paper piecing before.

  5. I think I could make a quilt like that. In fact, I have made that when my kids were babies. All the clothes that I did not want to part with I made into a quilt. I did a horrible job but I love it. I have always wanted to make another but the first was such a disaster that I haven't tried!

  6. Such a ecletic mix..they look lovely project is get the stash tidy first...then mess it up again with sewing!

  7. I love the mash up of colours and florals. Reminds me of hexies.
    I am sticking to crochet at the moment, but have plans for sewing soon xo

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