Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Week Two, Day Three - Wednesday

The goal to blog every day pettered out a bit there... as I got distracted by other non-sewing related activities... but I'm back!

Amongst other things, we have been reorganising the kids bedrooms, evolving Dylan from a bunk set to a queen sized bed.  His room was never really decorated, it just had an assortment of furniture bought for other purposes that just ended up in his room.  Well, that hasn't changed, but for one day at least, his bed looked tidy!

  With it being winter time, he got several layers of blankets.  As the layers went on, I thought it was a good time to take a photo of his first bed quilt, before it finally wears out.  It also shows that even the single bed size quilts I make are BIG!

And he was lucky to get the Constellation quilt - I figured it was relatively indestructible with the dark background, but still bright and teenager like.  He has made no comment.


In other news, I had a couple of fabric purchases arrive...

A lovely floral

A wide backing

This photo covers roughly a A4 sized view of the fabric, so it's a large print as well as being a wide width.

Some remnants that looked usable to add to the stash

And I visited my absolute favourite fabric shop (The Country Yard) and came home with some black and white prints

which I hope to add to this orphan block to start the process of making it into something larger

...and some boring old Off White Bella Solid to continue with my TATW blocks.

Today I managed to actually sew and get another couple of TATW blocks sewn... I'm really enjoying this whole experience.

First up I choose the three feature fabrics, two florals and a darkish neutral/tone on tone that compliment each other.  This is the bit that takes forever.

It is starting to make an interesting pattern.  Because I'm choosing one lighter floral, and one darker floral, I'm getting a light four patch in the centre of the dark chain, and a dark four patch in the centre of the light chain.

Don't you just want to eat them (well, if you were a fabric eating monster that is)???

I wasn't 100% confident in this large spot as a low volume, but I do love the colours, so decided to just give it a go.  I think it is OK in the grand scheme of things and will include it in several blocks.

And I managed to get all the blocks sewn into rows for the VQR quilt, with sashing attached to two rows.

Now I just need to add a border sashing strip to the bottom... and then I just need to attach all the rows together... then I just need to  border the last two sides and it will be a finished quilt top... actually, that's quite a lot of just need toooos.

And I got my BLUE RSC blocks for the month completed.  Woot!

All in all... not a bad days work.


  1. Gosh you're on a roll, love that text backing.

  2. I love the ginormous blocks on both of your son's quilts! Clever how your chain blocks link together. Happy times sorting the kids rooms.

  3. Not a bad day's work alright! Good to see you squeezing lots of extra sewing into the last of the holidays!

  4. Holy smokes, Suz! Not a bad day at all - That's a week for me. ;D *Love* how your TATW is turning out, and those fabrics for extending the orphan block are perfect for it.

  5. P.S. "Constellation" looks terrific on your son's new bed. I bet he's thrilled to be able to stretch out and roll over without half-waking.

  6. Some BLUE in your VCR quilt AND in your blocks for the RSC. Nice work!!

  7. Trip Around the World is gonna be beautiful!

  8. Trip Around the World is gonna be beautiful!

  9. Gosh, so many projects, so much colour,they are all looking fabulous.