Sunday, January 15, 2017

Little by little

This week has disappeared with a mixture of different activities - taking the kids out to our local cafe for lunch, going into work a couple of times to catch  up with emails and deadlines... visiting with good friends, and getting a little bit of stitching done!

Well, technically not stitching - ironing, cutting and fusing applique shapes.

Block Two of Tillies Lane.

I decided to use a variety of batiks for the circle shape - batiks give a great variety of tone and colour from one fabric piece.  The other elements are chosen from a mix of scraps.  The blocks are 9" finished (I think).  It is fun choosing which scraps to use for each piece - although it can tend to take quite a while to make the final decisions.

Another part of the BOM is to complete a small 3" finished applique block each month... so that was created also.  Now I just have to spend a little bit of time with my machine blanket stitch.

The height of excitement during the week was the arrival of my Craftsy package!  Even the packaging was bright and cheerful.

And inside was a lovely pattern...

With some absolutely gloriously coloured fabrics!  Can't wait to start this one.


  1. Slow but steady progress.....a new project, don't you just love that feeling!

  2. Nice to see your progress on Tilly's Lane, your applique blocks are looking so much fun!! Woohoo, a new project! Looks like a beauty - but knowing you, your version will end up quite different...!