Monday, December 30, 2013

Almost Happy New Year

Finally, I have some time off work and time to sew….but not for long, as I am off on family holidays…..but I am trying to squeeze in a couple of posts as an end of year wrap up!

So firstly I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas with family and friends!

My extended family spent the day at chez Hendo, at one point we had 17, it makes for a fun and hectic day ;)

My sewing effort in the lead up to Christmas is Sarah Fielke's Made in Cherry….Except mine is the miniature version 40" x 40"….it really is a very simple pattern, but for some reason it took me forever to put together.

Rule number one for piecing….do NOT ever EVER use two machines to piece one project on. I won't bore your with the details, but the quick un-pick got a good work out.

At the beginning of the year, a friendship group I belong to issued a challenge to make a quilt using paint chips picked by someone else, I couldn't believe that I drew out my favourite colours, pink and green!! This top will be quilted in the new year, and will make a great girl baby quilt!

Of course in my excitement of using pink and green I cut way to much fabric, and ended up sewing these babies as well… it wasn't a part of the above challenge, I used lots of other pinks and greens out of scrap pile, and some yellows….unfortunately I have the same issue with the seams mention above…so these blocks will have a little special treatment in the New Year.

As a part of having some spare time I have finally made time to join up Blog Lovin, a new to me blog reader. Follow my blog with Bloglovin .

Hope you all have a great New Year….I will back soon with my New Years resolutions!