Sunday, 2 November 2014

End of October, start of November

Oh look, there went October, the month where I didn't sew much and blogged even less. Ooops. I'm not even quite sure what I did do, to be honest, but here we are, let's look forwards as well as back!

Actually I did sew, I finished my #IGminiswap mini. Well I say finished, but actually it needs a label adding. I have hit an inspirational wall on that front, and I don't want to share too much about it till it has been sent and received anyway.

Some Siblings Together quilting bee blocks for Sonia.

Also I got more fabric. A rather lovely birthday present from my mum. I missed out on Leah Duncan's Meadow line during my fabric fast, and when I saw that Westwood Acres still had full line bundles in stock I decided to grab one before it was too late. I really toyed with the half yards (my preferred cut) but instead went for the more restrained FQs and added in the same of Leah's new line Gramercy.

I think these will play so nicely together. I have no firm plans for them, but might go for my long held plans to make a Swedish Bloom quilt from Patchwork Please. This has been on my quilty bucket list ever since I saw Kerry's version

Actually what I have mostly done this month is practice my FMQ. Shocking, yes, and it seems to have swallowed all my energy and mojo, but I've been making progress and will try to share my thoughts on it soon.

Okay so, November's to do list. Rather some deja vu here ....

1) #IG mini swap needs a label

2) Those commission pouches. Cut and interfaced, not sewn. Reminder to self -  do not take commissions.

3) Vaguely festive churn dash

I have been working on this and loving it. I love this pretty slightly Christmassy stack with lots of favourite fabrics and I love the easy giant churn dash block. Watch this space.

4) Super tote.

I thought I'd missed Purse Palooza, but actually link ups are open till November 14th. Seems unlikely, but this will be next weekend's Leeds MQG sew day project. If I get it all cut this week ...

Well that's me. Just to get November off to an amazing start I've been in bed the last 2 days with some horrible flu thing. The effort of writing this has quite worn me out, off for a lie down again. Need to be right for the start of the week and the new half term. 7 weeks till Chrismas holidays!!

Sneaking in a bit late, but not too late, for Fresh Sewing Day over at Lily's Quilts.

Fresh Sewing Day


  1. Love your #IGminiswap mini! Feel better soon!

  2. Thought you'd been quiet on IG. Hope you feel better soon - can't wait to see your festive churn dash x

  3. The mini looks fab Hannah! Sorry to hear you've not been feeling well, hope you bounce back soon x

  4. Hmm commissions seem like a good idea and then end up feeling like a chore. Enjoy the Swedish Bloom I really enjoyed making mine.


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