Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Bits and Pieces

Sometime ago I ran a class on Big Stitches.  We embellished a fat quarter with multiple colours of big stitches.  When I found a forgotten bag of white bobbles, it seemed that the sample was destined for cushion-hood.

Not very practical considering its white background; well, at least not in my house.  I have pulled it out again because I am running another class next month at Quiltsmith.

My machine is at the fixers.  Just having a spring clean.  Odd, considering it's well and truly winter at my place.  However, what to do when there is no pedal to put to the metal.  Well, I have been hand piecing and trying to finish off some knitting.

I've also been working overtime with my rotary cutter.   The stash is tumbling out floorwards and it's calling for attention.  Even though I don't use jelly rolls generally, I have been cutting 2.5" strips, 2" strips and even 1.5" strips.  I've also been cutting 4.5" squares to turn them into 3" finished hourglass blocks.

I am bagging 100 at a time.  So far only one lonely bag.  I was inspired by Kathie who had her quilt on the front cover of an American quilting magazine (again!!).  Only 600+ blocks required.

It's easy to spend time sewing at the moment.  The weather has been good for ducks.


Julie Fukuda said...

I have cut some strips but not THAT many but every time I want something, I have to pull out just that color or fabric and make a mess of what is left.
It looks like you are getting all the rain that has been predicted daily here but not actually fallen.(It might just be hanging in the air).

audrey said...

Your big stitched pillow is wonderful! Great idea.:)

Janet O. said...

The pillow looks very fun, but white would definitely not last a minute at my house.
I should do something like that with my scraps, but I always end up sewing, instead. : )
Oh, that lucky duck. With only a trace of rain in June and record high temperatures for the last few days, we could use some rainy days!!

Cardygirl said...

Sometimes we just need to tame the beast known as "stash"! Love the big stitch cushion!