It has been busy, busy, busy at home, which means the blog has been very quiet! I have a gazillion posts that I have been meaning to 'get to', but for now I thought I'd share a few snippets of what has been going on in the sewing department.
If I am ever feeling like I need a bit of a lift (i.e. I'm a bit grumpy!) I try and sit down for a bit of sewing. I find that it has a soothing effect and allows me to think while I zoom those fabrics through the machine. It has the added bonus of the fabulous feeling creating something - usually for someone else. I love that feeling!
So last night I sat down to do a bit of this kind of sewing! This is the July block in the Modern Quilt Along and is called Megan's Star.
|Modern Quilt Along - July - Megan's Star|
I didn't quite manage to fussy cut the flower so that it was centred, but I did feel soothed and relaxed by the time I had finished it!
I used the same feature fabric as my June spool block.
I'll need to introduce more fabrics into the blocks that are yet to come, as these two are looking a bit too homogenous!
I sent off these two Bee blocks during the month of June - the fabric choice was anything that represented the person making them. My first block represents my mothering role, while the second represents the quilting palette that I am enjoying at the moment (though the block is the only thing I have actually made using it!!).
|How cute are those children? And they're so cheerfully helping around the house. Just like my children!|
|I love the colour combination of blue, orange and grey!|
And these two were July's bee blocks:
Oh, and I added a few more tea towels to my collection. You'll be pleased to know that these two have now been ironed (and we also purchased a new camera, so I will expect my photos to be a lot better from now on (otherwise I'm just a terrible photographer!)!)! What would I do without brackets and exclamation marks?!!
|How could I not love this? I don't need to look any closer than the words 'mum' and 'hero'.!!|
|Tim travels to Kalgoorlie quite regularly, so I thought this was a great tea towel to add to the atmosphere of our kitchen! It doesn't matter that nobody else in our family has ever see Kalgoorlie does it?|
So, if you sew, what are your favourite colours at the moment? If you quilt, do you think a string quilt made entirely from blue, green and purple would look okay?