Tuesday, 12 May 2015

A knit, knit, knit update

Since my sewing marathon getting the Siblings Together quilt tops assembled I've not sewed a stitch! I need to get some backing and wadding for them, which is on the list of jobs for this week. But, what I have been filling up my free time with is knitting, it's so portable and needs so much less equipment than sewing (I know I should try EPP, but I'm really slow at that!)!! And with a weekend away, with a long car journey I managed to get a few wip's nearer to completion.

I really ploughed away at my Canopy Shawl this weekend and played yarn chicken and lost massively.
I have added another repeat to the pattern and have run out of yarn with all of the applied border to go, thats 4 skeins all gone.
I'm blaming my being away with no scales, rather than my stupidity for thinking I would have enough.
So, I'll be off to Loop on Friday in the hope that they have another in the same dye batch.... cross your fingers!

Yesterday I spent a fair bit of time sewing together the Striped Sweater for Rose, it really reminded me of why I love knitting garments in the round, knitting seams are my nemesis.
It's been soaked and is now drying, I think it may be a little too big, but better that than too small, which it should be for the amount of time I've been knitting it!!

And lastly, as I was in limbo with the canopy shawl, last night I cast on another Pebble Beach Shawl. The pattern has been updated with two bigger sizes and I had enough in my stash to make the medium.
The camera is really having trouble capturing the colour of both this yarn and the purple for the canopy, but it is a really vivid orange. I gave my last Pebble Beach Shawl to my mum, so this one is earmarked for me.
So, thats what I've been up to, I've also been spending far too much time searching the internet and Pinterest for Scout Tee ideas. I've got the pattern and just need the kick to make myself one!!  

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Sorbet Churn Dash Tops

Weekends are very full in this house and generally pass in a blur, I work on a Saturday and then rugby training and games for the eldest takes up Sunday, but being a Bank Holiday weekend (and without a hint of rugby) it gave me a full two day weekend and a real chance at getting some sewing done.
Yesterday I managed to turn these......
into this.......
which I finished yesterday.....
and this
which I just joined the last few rows together this afternoon.
So thats two quilt tops ready for backing fabric and basting for Siblings Together.
Don't worry if you don't see your blocks, I'm going to be using a strip of blocks on the back of each quilt.
This post gives me another chance to say thank you very much for every single block that has been made and posted to me, I really think these are going to be brilliant quilts. 

Friday, 1 May 2015

April Makes

Yet another month of 2015 has whizzed by in a blur of activities, with not much sewing. I honestly feel like I was just typing March's makes a few days ago!!\
Anyhoo, heres what I produced this month.

I still haven't shared the amazing mini that my partner sent to me, but I feel like it needs a post all to it's self.
Here hoping I get near my machine this weekend, with the bank holiday Monday I've got a bit of a chance.
I'm linking up with the lovely Lynne's

Fresh Sewing Day

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Sorbet Churn Dash #8

We are nearing the stage where I have to start joining all of these beauties, but this week saw 7 more pretties drop through the letterbox.
First up was these from Lou
I really love the contrasting of the colours in those blocks and that mushroom fabric is so gorgeous!

And then arrived these from Rebecca.
They are so lovely, I LOVE the fabrics she used, I think they might be shot cottons or oakshotts with a bit of Karen Lewis Textiles in there too.

So the total is now at 120 blocks, so I'm thinking two quilts 8 blocks x 8 blocks (roughly 72" x 72") with me making another 8 blocks so there is enough. Otherwise I will never got them ready in time for the camps, as I am running out of time I decided today to make a block or two......

They look normal enough, but I decided to SUPERSIZE them to save time (I really don't have a minute to spare around here!!!) these blocks are 18.5" unfinished, so each block is the same size as four normal ones.
Here it is with a smaller cousin that Mary made for the quilts! I'm hoping to get another two of these made and then I can have one on the front amongst the smaller blocks and one on the backing......when I piece it.
What do you think!!!! 

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

At A Glance Pouch

I've been watching lots of new patterns pop up over the internet using vinyl and really fancied having a at one, so I decided to start with something nice and simple.
These are made with the At A Glance pouch pattern by Aneela Hoey, and I have to say they were a joy to make. Just a couple of hours on Sunday and these were cut, sewn and then hand finished.
I asked for lots of advice on IG for sewing with vinyl and using tissue paper to stop the vinyl sticking was a brilliant suggestion, as was lengthening the stitch. Someone also said they use a leather needle, but I didn't have one of those to try.
I've sent the pink one off to live with my #ukminiswap partner and I think she loved it.
I've got my eye on the Double Pocket Pouch next, although that long zips looks scary! 
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