Three weeks have whizzed by again, but I have managed to sew quite a bit on the “Daybreak” Quilt and have chosen the backing and border. Both of which are Moda “Folktale” and I think they blend with some of the colours in the “Daybreak” fabric beautifully. The bottom 2 rows are sewn together, now I just need to sew the top 2 rows and then sew these sections to the middle row.
Here are some photos
Well that is me for this week, why not pop along to see what other members of our small group have achieved.
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Terribly sorry but I forgot to post. I took the photos and done nothing with them. So wiout further ado this is what I have managed to sew these past few weeks, bearing in mind my shoulder still aches, small squares are all I’m managing to do.
Firstly – laying out the blocks – not necessarily the final plan. Slightly fuzzy.
Last two blocks
Closeups of last two blocks
I have used the wording from the edge of the material which says “Daybreak by 3 Sisters – The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. – Rumi”
Well that is all from me, not decided on backing or binding. That’s for another post.
Please check out what the other members have achieved. We all work on individual projects and encourage one another to lessen the pile of UFO’s
I hope you are well and safe. I have rested my shoulder for a whole month and not pressured myself into sewing lots, but this weekend enough time has passed and I decided little and often would get me some results and I achieved more than I thought possible. You never know unless you try.
Here is where I was last time (sometime in March I believe)
And this is what I have achieved.
As an aside – Mr M is recovering well from his surgery – so one operation done, one to go.
Why not pop along to the other projects that the members of our SAL have been doing.
Hope you are all enjoying a little rest and whiling away the hours with beautiful sewing projects.
As usual I could not help but start a new project whilst also sewing together the Rose Window Quilt. both projects are light and easy to hold without straining my shoulder. I have managed to sew 2 rows, it’s quite hard getting the seams to match, but practice makes perfect, so they say.
The new project is Daybreak and I purchased a jelly roll and a 5″ charm pack of the same name by 3 Sisters at Moda Fabrics. Here are some pictures, there are 2 blocks of 15″ x 9″ and a centre piece which finishes at 9″ square. The other squares (all 1 1/2″) are not complete yet and I have not designed how the blocks will look. It is a work in progress and since taking the photos I have completed the dark block. At the moment the quilt will finish at 39″ x 24″ without a border but knowing me I will change my mind.
I am now in isolation as preparation for my Husband’s operation. At the same time my left shoulder has flared up with Bursitis and is preventing me from doing any heavy or weighty sewing. So I can only sew small things – luckily I had cut out loads of 1 1/2″ squares ready for another hand sewn EPP Quilt. I have also started to sew together My “Ring of Rose” hexagonal quilt – if that gets too heavy then perhaps I’ll start a small cross stitch.
Here is a photo of how that looks:
One thing that is easy to do is take photos using my Ipad so here are some pictures of our blossoming garden
Above a small gathering of daffodils with the Campanula shooting behind, in the middle is our new plant Hecheura with pink flower stalks and on the right white hyacinths.
I love to share my Quilting projects with other Quilters. My goal is to share my progress on projects that I am working on. I would love for you to follow along with me during my endeavors. I hope you enjoy watching me tackle new techniques and projects. Hopefully you can learn from my "hiccups" and mistakes and make your journey easier.