Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sewing, Shopping and Scheming

This has been a special weekend, with it being my birthday... so I had an exciting time sewing at The Country Yard's monthly sewing day, and fun times opening my presents.

I really really wanted a new iron, and now I have a lovely weighted iron to smooth over those seams.

A visit to a patchwork shop is not complete without some special shopping.  My order of 28wt Aurifil thread had arrived, so I was able to ogle the beautiful colours I had chosen.

And a few fat quarters came home with me too...

... and a few more - one can never have enough spots, text or green fabric!

I concentrated on sewing a couple more TATW blocks... getting two complete:

And two in different stages of construction.

I am slowly getting larger portions of Tillies Lane put together - most of these blocks are sewn into four patches, with the centre bottom portion sewn into columns...

As for my goals for August, well, there will be more RSC blocks and Month Four of Carol's Quilts.  I would like to get the centre portion of Tillies Lane sewn together and at least some of the hourglass block sections sewn onto it.  I have four My Tweets blocks needing squaring, inner and outer borders.  And I have a couple more borders planned for the Orphan Applique block medallion quilt and I should be sewing four more TATW blocks each week, but if I was to keep to this schedule, it is unlikely anything else would get done.

Sounds like another busy month planned.


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! most folks would think you had lost the plot wanting and iron for your birthday.......but we all understand! Nice goodies purchased and more good sewing progress. I intended to carry on with my Zebra quilt......but I got a couple of books from the library and one had a great quilt using scraps and that has captured my attention! happy birthday week with lots of creativity to you!

  2. Happy Birthday to you!! And I laughed about you wanting an iron too! I'm wishing for a sit down long arm for my birthday. Not holding my breath!

  3. Happy Belated Birthday. Glad you got some quilty fun stuff!

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