Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I haven't been idle

Firstly a huge thank you to those people who have called, left messages or e-mailed me.  I am slowly catching up on them all and will reply in the next few days your encouragement and support means the world to me.

I have always enjoyed stitching the work of others - Far more than I enjoy stitching my own designs (that speaks volumes)  I think it is the fact that you can just sew without thinking about writing down instructions or thread colours as you go - There is no critiquing of your work on a daily basis as you question yourself or change your mind and end up reverse sewing.  

So for my relaxation I joined 2 Block of the Months this year and this is my progress on the 1st one ":Chick Jubilee" designed by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs.  There are 6 blocks photographed here and I am currently working on Blocks 7 and 8.  Block 9 will be out soon and then I will be in the home straight with this one.  It is a gorgeous quilt and I have enjoyed stitching it each month.  So much that I have signed up for the next Anne Sutton one which is Woodland Christmas - The first block of that one has arrived too and I have made a start on it.

I also signed up for Fat Quarter Shop's Mystery Block of the Month.  Month 6 has just arrived but I have only put together 2 blocks at this stage.  I hope to catch up over the Christmas break.  I am not really a piecer so I signed up for this to challenge myself.

A few weekends ago I decided to use up the remainder of a Jelly Roll that I had sitting around - After just a few hours I had a flimsy finished.  I am really pleased with it.

Then I decided to make another easy flimsy from a charm pack and 1/2.  This time in Scrumptious.  Both of these quilts have arrived back from quilting so I have to pop the binding on this week.  So glad to have them finished !

And last week I put together these key rings to use as little christmas gifts for some of my cat loving friends.  They were so easy to make but look so gorgeous !

And finally I am currently working on stitching up some gifts for my Wednesday night sewing girls.  It is our Christmas Break Up day on Saturday and this is when we exchange gifts - I will be sure to take a photo before I gift them.  What about you are you on track with your christmas sewing?

Hugs - Fee xx


Melody said...

You seem so much more relaxed in this post, which is wonderful. I love Anne Suttons patterns - you can tell she is an animal lover and kind and good person as this shines through her patterns. It is lovely to sew for yourself without stress. Hugs

Christine M said...

You have been doing lots of sewing. Don't worry about only having made two of the FQS BOM blocks. I've only made one so far! I hope to catch up over Christmas too.

Dawn said...

Love the Scrumptious it for me????...he he... nice pressies for your sewing girls..Hugs Dawn x x