Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Productive Weekend

EDITED to ADD: I neglected to mention that the appliques were all prepared ready for me to stitch them on Saturday, and that the baby quilt was basted on Sunday. I didn't mean to write it to read that I prepared, stitched AND basted in the short time, sorry! Bec xxx
I thought I had lots of time this weekend just gone to do some sewing amongst other things because there was no soccer on the Saturday. I ended up with 40min that afternoon and was interupted three times. A bit later in the afternoon I managed to snag two more 40 minute sessions. Why 40mins??? I listen to podcasts when I sew (mostly) and alot of these are for 40min. Though I didn't achieve all that I set out to, I was happy with what I did get done - always set more than I can manage!
Here is another Harvest Home Sampler block. I still have a few more blocks to do as I have fallen behind.

The centre block for Little Macca's Farm. As you can see storing them and not finishing them isn't good for the edges....
I basted a small baby quilt in our new loungeroom. The room is a similar size to the loungeroom we left in Bathurst. At the moment it is great for basting; till hubby starts sanding the walls....
Another block for Matilda Station. The top of the windmill goes on once this block is joined to another block as it overlaps. Nice big pieces to applique in this block.

Some bath mitts, made from wavy chenille. They feel ever so soft and lovely....
I have done more since the weekend, stitching for Gardeners Journal quilt and a journal cover for the Early Bird Christmas Crafting (see top of the sidebar); will show you in the next couple of days.

16 comments:

Amanda said...

I'm surprised you have any time at all for stitching with all the demands your brood must make! Great applique panels, they're going to look so good once they're finished.

Tammy James said...

You have been busy Bec despite Interruption's. Looking forward to seeing the overlapping windmill top somewhere in the future :)

teresa said...

Your blocks are looking great Bec. Well done on all you achieved in such a short time. Love your bath mits.. What a great idea with some nice soap for a Christmas gift xx

Linda said...

This is my first time to your blog and I really enjoyed reading your posts. I love all the things you are making. Thanks for sharing!

Raewyn said...

You must have been very focussed in your uninterrupted sewing moments... well done with what you achieved. I love your Harvest Home Sampler Block.

Hanne-Kristine said...

3 x 40 min and you have done all of this! WOW
I love your first (photo) block, this is something I would love to make.
hk

Chookyblue...... said...

did well with your time Bec.........looks good....the room looks good too........

Cardygirl said...

Great stitching Bec...nice to see the house progress too!

Farmyard Crafts said...

Looks great Bec! Lots of projects on the go! You sound so organised! Christmas presents?? Haven't even given them a thought!!

Cubby House Crafts said...

You have been busy...but we do have to make good use of any spare minutes! Loving your blocks, Matilda Station was the second quilt I made and still have it on our bed
Lisa ʚϊɞ

Lynda said...

You accomplished a lot in your sewing times Bec. We never have enough time, do we?

DAWNIE said...

Wow - you have manged to get quit a few projects done - great work

Julie said...

You ave been very busy! I love the blocks and I especially love the chenille mitts!

Janice said...

Wow! You have achieved a lot (even with the preparation). You must be thrilled with your achievements. Your loungeroom is going to be a good size and I love the way you are making the most of that big vacant floor in the meantime.

Aunty said...

I love th blocks. They are looking great. The chenille bath mitts look so lovely and soft.

Myra said...

Your HHS block is lovely Bec! Very nice... 8-)

Your LMF blocks are all looking wonderful. I look forward to seeing them all put together! Love it! 8-)

Looks like your new home is taking shape quite nicely there Bec! Will be nice once it is all done and you can move in fully!

Happy stitchings!