With my decrease in quality sewing time due to an ever busy life schedule, I’ve taken to doing a bit of sewing here, a bit of sewing there… basically whenever I can find a spare five or ten minutes!
I have a few finished quilt tops – one that is basted – ready to be quilted. But finding a decent chunk of time where it is worth the effort to move my old Janome, from it’s small table in my “sewing room” out to the larger dining table, with more space for quilting, is proving quite difficult.
So I’ve been playing with my scraps and having a lot of fun doing so.
(That’s my rolled up and basted Colour Happy quilt at the top waiting to be quilted!)
This is what my little design wall looks like this week.
On the top left is some paper pieced economy blocks I made using my Amy Butler fabric scraps. The template for this block by Lynne Goldsworthy @ Lily’s Quilts can be found here. Unfortunately, I misjudged the amount of large AB scraps I had and had to compensate with a few other fabrics.
The wonderful and popular book Sunday Morning Quilts is also providing much inspiration for me at the moment.
I’m using my black, white and colour on black scraps to make my version of the Candy Coated quilt pattern from this book.
I’ve also made several blocks for another pattern in the book Scrapper’s Delight.
It’s fun to see some of my most loved colour fabrics in this one. It’s going to be one very vibrant quilt. Only 32 more quadrants to go…
I do get quite concerned sometimes that I am starting a lot of projects but not finishing many. However, I am loving this craft and learning so much so I thing that’s what really matters 🙂
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