Finished Quilts

Saturday, 15 February 2014

got any grapes?

Thank you to the lovely Catherine for asking me to host this month's Slow Blogger linky party. It has been just the kick up the hoogie push I needed to get some sewing done and write about it :)

So January was a bit of a wipe out, sewing wise. I am  ready to get back on the horse, so to speak. Although I complain about them a lot, bee blocks have been a great way back into the land of sewing.  I'm late delivering Liz's Bumbling Honeys blocks but they are now done.  The first one took me nearly 3 hours to do as I seemed to have completely forgotten everything - the mind was blank, the sewing machine was a stranger.....

note to self: take a photo before you starch and fold the blocks for sending
I was literally like a complete beginner and there is one wonky seam that screams "loser" at me.  But in the spirit of Being Gentle, I just shrug and say "whatevs" back at it.

The second block whizzed up in no time...

I think Liz is going to have a fab quilt.

On Wednesday I had a lovely evening with Tanya, Hannah and Lizzy learning how to sew shirring.  No photos but I love it.  I might just shirr everything from now on!

Today, Laughing Boy is taking the wee man on many errands so I am able to have a day sewing #myvalentine.  I have a date with some hair dye and a bee block for Sue as well as a plan

So lovelies, what have you been up to this past month?

PS.  This is what kept the wee man entertained when he was poorly a couple of weeks ago.  It made me laugh.....


  1. I found Dan watching the 'Got Any Grapes' duck the other day and it seemed to go on for hours, but he found it hugely entertaining! Glad you're back on the sewing wagon! Have a blissful day on your tod :) x

  2. Why is it that we seem to forget everything! After the first try, the ones that follow are almost a breeze, but oh the struggle! Not alone, definitely, you're not alone!

  3. A day on your own with your sewing machine sounds like bliss, enjoy!

  4. Hope you have a great day....I think I might now qualify as a slow blogger too!

  5. Sometimes I look at things I made a couple of years ago, and have no idea how I did it... Lovely blocks, it will be a nice quilt.

  6. Thank you so much, Missus. I'm glad you got back on the 'orse and I really do love my blocks.

  7. Glad you knocked the dust off your machine, those blocks look lovely!

  8. Gorgeous blocks, are those little ladybugs? Too cute!

  9. Oh you are so much not alone! :) I have post it notes on my machine, too often I sit at it forgetting which end of the seam I need to put under the foot, lol. Your blocks have turned out gorgeous, maybe that block has grown hoarse from screaming at you, cos I can't see that wonky seam at all :) I love that phrase "spirit of being gentle" I shall keep that one in my repertoire :) It's been lovely to discover you :)

  10. I am a bit slow, and late, but I have added a link to my post. Heirloom quilt is finally finished.

  11. Did you do a class or was it just a bit of a shirring skills swap?