Wednesday, 2 February 2011


Hello there.  Sorry for missing you all last week but unfortunately I was not a well bunny last week. 

Never mind.  I am here today.

I have switched desks this week (gone to the dark side I have LOL!) as I decided that one week out of every month in 2011 I would get my sewing machine out properly and do some Quilting or sewing of some sort, as in 2010 I did not get to do much at all.  My machine is never too far away as I sometimes like to use it on some of my layouts and also on paper bag albums (one coming on my blog soon!). 

I belong to a Quilting Group in Newport, South Wales and about three or four times a year we have a workshop by a known Quilter.  In September last year Jenny Lester came to give a workshop on One Block Wonder.  I really enjoyed it.  And so, instead of it taking a while for me to get a workshop project finished I am really keen to see this one finished.

My friend Stephanie and I happened to fall in love with the same Chinese type fabric (not my usual style of fabric at all!) and despite the fact that we did use the same fabrics, just by cutting the fabric from a different starting point and Steph being left handed cut from one end and I cut from the opposite end, our triangle pieces are very different.  We have also chosen to put them together in a different way.  Here is my top so far, but I am sure I will keep moving the pieces around for a while yet.

Having taken a photograph of it tonight, I feel the pieces need to be shuffled around a bit to make it flow better.  I also need to make a fair few of the pink pieces so that the gaps can be filled in.  I will check it through the camera again, and perhaps in daylight too. 

Well, please do not forget to go and have a wander around Julia's blog to see some other fantastic desks with work under way on there (click on her name to be whisked over there!)

Please leave me a comment, it is always nice to hear from fellow crafters.

Happy Crafting in whatever form you wish to do it. 



Hayley said...

Hi Sam

Great work space - I love WOYWW its ok to be nosey and I am sooo nosey! Quilt looks fab

Hugs Hayley

Sarpreet said...

I love to sew too on my cards - it has been my recent adventure, great workspace, happy woyww, thank you for sharing, #9

Andria said...

i'm always in awe of anyone who sews either by hand or machine. Your quil is looking gorgeous so far!
Happy woyww and thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs - Andria (42).

Twiglet said...

Great to see a sewing machine out!! The quilt looks lovely.

rach said...

Wow the quilt looks great. Where do you do your Quilting Group? is it the Tredegar House one?

karen said...

Your quilt is looking fab! I do not sew at all but I do appreciate all the work that goes into quilting! Had a nosey around your blog and have become a follower so I don't miss out on your wonderful creations!
Thanks for visiting me!
xoxo Karen

Shazsilverwolf said...

Really cool workspace, your quilt is gorgeous. Haven't done any sewing for far too long, have to get round to it again. TFS, Shaz, #108

Katie_Bolinger said...

beautiful work.

okienurse said...

Very pretty. I like your fabric on your quilt. I can't wait to see it done. Thanks for sharing.
Vickie #80

Julia Dunnit said...

Hey Sam that is a good thing to promise yourself, a week a month will make you so sewing productive and satisfy the nagging feeling that you aren't doing both of your loved hobbies. Must say the pattern and the fabric are just gorgeous.

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Marjo said...

I must be getting punchy, could have sworn that I visited Thanks for the peak and sharing, hugs Marjo #1

Starla said...

I can't sew a stitch and always admire those of you who can! Thanks for the (belated) peek!
Star 125