It's been an interesting few days. We had lots of exciting plans for the weekend that unfortunately had to be cancelled as a result of waking up last Thursday to discover Little Boy was covered in chicken pox! We're nearly over the worst of it now and thankfully he's been really good with it. Although we're now waiting for Littlest Boy to come out in spots too.....obviously, it would have been waaaaaayyyy to convenient for them both to have it at the same time. Much better to drag it out for a few weeks!
The weather was generally quite wet and miserable over the weekend which helped with the needing to stay in bit, and with some careful planning I was able to get quite a bit of sewing done.
First up was biting the bullet and making the woven star. I have to confess that even after having chosen my fabrics I spent a couple of days just looking at it (I took a picture on my phone and every now and then would just pull it out for a quick peruse.....I know, I'm mad!): it was the coral background/big flower print that I was unsure about. So bold in colour and design in comparison to the others. It actually came with seven of the fabrics I'm using in a FQ bundle but just seems so different to the others. I decided to pair it with the architecture print and then two blender fabrics. And do you know what? It's really growing on me! I kind of like how it stands out and adds a bit of pizzazz. I'm not sure how many more blocks I'll be able to use it in as we're starting to get some quite fussy ones coming up (I've got to EPP around sixty hexagons for one of the blocks next month - eek!) but I'll fit it in where I can!
|Woven Star for Skill Builder BOM by fabricandflowersuk|
|Woven Chevron for Skill Builder BOM by fabricandflowersuk|
Next up was the Woven Chevron block: boy this took a lot of chopping and cutting and with all those quarter and half square triangles it was quite nerve racking sewing it all together....taking a deep breath before turning it over and hoping against hope that all of my points met. It's by no means perfect but I'm pretty pleased with how it came out.
And here's all the blocks together....it's going to be a huge quilt when it's finished!!! I'm waiting on some wadding to be delivered and then I'll be able to start quilting each of the blocks
|Skill Builder BOMs so far by fabricandflowersuk|
I also spent a lot of time chopping up lots of background fabric - more brown, not really sure how that happened! It's for another quilt I want to start working on using the William Morris charms that I got last September. I thought I'd try chopping everything to size before starting the sewing just to see how effective I can be!!!!
So there we go - a weekend of sewing preparation and relaxing. I hope you all had a lovely weekend,
See you soon,
Todays sky ● blue sky with some clouds. Lovely!
Labels: patchwork quilting, sewing, Skill Builder BOM