Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Pattern Testing

Late last week I pattern tested the last block for my Castle Rock Quilt Club BOM

And because I chose a different layout to the original pattern I needed an extra block for the border, so I pattern tested the first block for the 2017 BOW my Adventurous Epic Sampler;

Whilst I did these blocks the dogs were busy wrestling and scruffling up the quilt which I had laid on the floor whilst it awaited it's last border row.

But it was nice that they ventured into the basement which is unusual! 

Monday, 25 April 2016

Photo Play & a flimsy finish

My sewing studio is in my basement and so it makes photographing quilts difficult on dull weather days. So I ordered this great studio photography lighting kit from Amazon! I haven't had time to play with it yet, so this quilt top finish was taken before the light kit was assembled:

The weather here has been spectacular lately with abundant sunshine, so I'm trying to balance my sewing time with outdoor fun. This was hubby and I out cycling on the weekend:

Friday, 22 April 2016

Scrap sorting

As I slowly get over the viral colitis I've had all week I'm starting to want to be busy despite low energy. So yesterday afternoon I sat on the couch and sorted my two inch squares into piles. Mostly color sorted.

In amongst them I even found a couple of hundred hst units, offcuts left from making the Bonnie Hunter Celtic Solstice mystery quilt a couple of years ago! They should make a great small quilt!

I did this scrap sorting so that I can make myself a scrap quilt similar to this charity quilt I recently finished:

6 blocks each 36 scrappy squares. Those squares were 2.5 inch and the ones I am sorting are 2 inch but that will still make a decent sized lap quilt especially if I add a scrappy squares border.

I had enough squares for the blocks (216 squares) but may need to cut more from scrappy strips to make the border eventually!