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Wednesday, 30 July 2008

I've been tempted to try Dear Jane blocks for a long time now. And it doesn't help that a friend of mine keeps egging me on :-)

What I really need to do is to get back to sewing every day. The problem is, making the resolve is easy - carrying through isn't.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Perfectionism

Sometimes I'm just too much of a perfectionist. The baby quilt blocks were almost finished, when I realized that it was impossible to not repeat a fabric in at least one of the last four blocks. So I unpicked the other 4 to try to make it work - no go. I had pretty much decided to take them apart even further - when I looked at the photo of the finished quilt from the kit. Duh!

Note to self: scrappy DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN that you can't repeat fabrics in a block. Just try not to have them next to each other...

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Cats and Scraps

I've finished almost all the blocks for the baby quilt, but I'm a little distracted these days. One of our cats has an obstructed urinary tract, so he has been at the vet since Monday - and of course I've been worried about him all week. He seems to be improving, although he doesn't want to eat much (well, unless we're there scritching him and talking to him) - and he did try to use the litterbox this morning (a bit difficult with a catheter). If all goes well, he may be able to come home on Monday.

I'm on a constant quest for organizing, so for the last couple of days I've been reading articles on Quiltville. As a bonus - I've actually cut my first block from scrap fabric which I got from a friend. It's recycled from a garment. There might be hope for me using my stash yet!