Friday, January 31, 2014

Mini swoon block and the beach

I have had the large Swoon quilt pattern by Thimbleblossoms for a while now but am still undecided on which fabrics to use. So I thought some practice wouldn't hurt by doing a mini swoon quilt.

I raided my stash and came up with this combination of fabric. I purchased this dark grey fabric a while back but it was a little darker than I anticipated. I thought if I used lighter coloured fabrics then the 'swoon' pattern would show nicely.

Hubby has been in snowy Colorado for two weeks now and it has meant I can hole myself up in my sewing room when the kiddies are in bed without feeling guilty. 

I also managed to do a little bit of Project Life
And I'm still going on my ABC block of the week / S is for stitch quilt.
Hubby is back tomorrow but unfortunately he missed our little girl's first day at school.
Summer holidays are now over. I will miss these days of going to the beach
and lovely summer nights

However, I'm more than happy to say goodbye to this extreme heat.
Happy Stitching

Friday, January 24, 2014

ABC Block of the Week

So this isn't really a 'block of the week'. Back here I posted about a new project I was hoping to start using my stash. The ABC block of the week was hosted by Liz at Shush I'm quilting. I thought it seemed forever that I was waiting on my book - as it turned out I hadn't actually ordered it. I do things like that sometimes.

So in an effort to catch up I readied three quarters of the blocks to stitch when we went away for the week in early January.

Now I have to say, all these photos on this post are taken by my 9 year old daughter. It is our 11th Wedding Anniversary and in an effort to help me with EVERYTHING today (as hubby is away for two weeks), she offered to take these photos. 

 I think the photos are great - the light wasn't so good though

I a little disappointed that the blocks are a little 'squished' with my embroidery but I think they turn out fine once sewn together - well I am hoping anyway. 

I prepped the remaining bocks yesterday to stitch and hope to have them all done by the following weekend.
We are celebrating Australia day tomorrow and I intend to spend it at the beach with my little man, my mum and brother. The girls are off to their other Nan's for two nights to be spoilt before school starts (and mum needs to get ready for one child starting school and one starting kinder). 
Happy Australia Day