A fresh start?

Let’s be optimistic here – a new month and a new beginning……and no bets on how long it will be between posts! 🙂

There’s been far too much “stuff” going on over the last few months so although I may (eventually) manage to find some photos of it , let’s just begin with a snap of a completed UFO. I’m a member of the Popular Patchwork Birthday Club and last year, Jan organised the ladies to send me blue and yellow fabric squares. I was so excited that I actually began to sew on my birthday – sewing, cutting and sewing with no clear idea as to where it was heading. Then it got to time to make dinner and I packed it all away…until a few weeks ago. DH took little one out for the day and I set to work again. All that random  cutting and sewing had left me with lots of humps and odd shapes. The only solution seemed to be to cut into rectangles and sew together again so that’s what I did, making up “blocks” as I went along. Then I put them all together again and free-motion quilted it onto a piece of lemon fleece and folded the excess over to make the binding.

 Whew, the relief of finishing was enormous! (And I can actually cross it off my official UFO list on PP!) Today, it was “christened” – little one was ill so spent the afternoon wrapped up in it on the sofa! Mummy’s magic worked as she was better in time for dinner…

While she was asleep, I decided to take a look and see what the April block for the Underground Railroad would be and was pleased to find it’s a log cabin. So I set to and made up this : It’s actually too big but I’ll sort that out when it comes to joing the blocks together. In the meantime, I’m off to start handquilting it while I begin watching Midsomer Murders right back at episode 1 – nothing like a “happy murder” for stitching!

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About sheppeylass

Mum of 4, I live on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. I've always sewn but the quilting bug snagged me a couple of years ago and now, with the encouragement of my artist husband, I'm spreading my wings into textile art.
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2 Responses to A fresh start?

  1. Maggi says:

    A great way to use up all those bits and it obviously worked its magic on your daughter.

  2. sheppeylass says:

    Thanks, Maggi! I have a bagful of tiny slivers left-over …perhaps I’ll try “confetti!”

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