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Thursday, 21 May 2015

This Time I Measured More Carefully

No picture today, but I did finish off the "bad" block, and then cut a new one ready to sew back together. Yes, I was more careful with my measuring this time, so I'm sure this one will at least look more balanced.

In the meantime, I use leaders and enders to piece together a postage stamp mini-quilt for donation to an animal shelter. Progress is a good thing.


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

And On I Go....

A friend suggested I just "ignore" my mistake and move forward. So I did. Here's the block in two pieces instead of four. Onwards and upwards...

It would help if the two red pieces in the middle actually met, but that's life.

More tomorrow.


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Mistakes 'R Us

So - here's what I did:

I'm sure you can spot the mistake.

I'm reasonably certain that I'm not the ONLY person in the world who has made a dumb mistake in piecing a quilt. Who's willing to share some of theirs?

Until next time,


Monday, 18 May 2015

I've been too quiet lately. Partly because I need to get my sewing mojo back, and partly because I've been busy. I'm still in the middle of my latest quilt, and, of course, I made a mistake.

I'll take a picture of the mistake tomorrow and post it - and you can all see how easily one can mess up a disappearing nine patch. :-(

Until then,


Thursday, 8 January 2015

Jan 8 - the Block Continues

No, I didn't take a picture today. But I did continue working on the block. I've decided that I'm going to take my sewing slowly this year - and try to enjoy the process more. This is somewhat new to me, as I'm constantly working to a deadline, or just putter-a**ing along, not doing much of anything. I may not post as much - but I will try very hard to post every time I've made some real progress - as in the blocks are finished, or all the cutting is done, or something like that. And I will take photos of that.

Mostly, this year, I'd just like to be more mindful and purposeful, and maybe get things into a comfortable order.

This will take constant practice on my part. And, of course, encouragement from others is always welcomed.

Happy sewing.


Wednesday, 7 January 2015

January 7 - Progress

As you can see, the nine-patches are beginning to come together. This is going to be such a busy quilt. Oh well, if it's too ugly, I may just keep it for myself.

The top row is on my ironing station, waiting to be pressed.

Now I have to do some reading up on what to do after the nine patches are completed. This will be a new pattern for me to learn, so I'm looking forward to seeing how it works.

Stay warm!


Tuesday, 6 January 2015

January 6

Well, someone has finally guessed it. I'm working on a baby quilt, combining the interests of the parents. One is fannish, and the other likes music.

I've started piecing the nine patches, but somehow I managed not to take a picture of my progress. So instead, I'll share a picture of one of my cats instead.

This is Gandie (short for Gandalf), our Himalayan. He's about 12 years old now, and has the most beautiful blue eyes.

So, enough about me. How are your projects going today?