Sunday, August 16, 2015



That's about all I'm prepared to spend these days on an iron. Not that I haven't purchased more expensive ones but they just don't perform. They would leak. They wouldn't steam. The cords weren't long enough. They would spurt dirty brown spots all over the clothes.

Besides, they all seem to be made in an overseas country these days and quite probably in the same factory.

This one seems okay - so far.

Didn't have a lot of time to spend sewing this weekend and as the machine was already set up with black thread, I did some more work on the charity quilt.

Getting to the tricky part joining larger pieces with 1" and 1.5" strips. Thank goodness for the walking foot. I can't imagine it would be so easy to sew these without it. Smaller pieces yes but not these larger pieces.

Hope you found time to sew this weekend.

Saturday, August 8, 2015


Okay, so this is actually a star (almost) but it soon joined some stripes.

When I looked at this image I remembered Love's post about sewing blocks around the wrong way and smiled. You'll be relieved to know that I put this block together the right way around on this occasion.

Not so the two halves of this project. Oops.

After some unpicking and a good chuckle at myself (well, Love's post should have made me more cautious), I fixed the error and got started on the quilting.

Haven't had a chance to sit and sew in a block (ha-ha! I made a pun) so I've been sneaking in a row here and there.

It's good to work on a smaller project for a change as I need a short break from all the big projects. I see now why Ruth likes making all those tables mats and doll's quilts. She's a smart cookie that one.

Hey Love, did you notice the patriotic element in this project. No? Oh well, once it has been gifted and I can reveal the whole thing it'll make more sense.

(There I go again with the half-reveals. It's becoming a habit).

At least I have fully exhausted those star prints - well, nearly. There were some Christmas coloured ones that I have kept aside.

Hope you get some stitching time in this weekend.

Sunday, August 2, 2015


Look what came back from the quilter!

Just needs its binding

It's going to be a real struggle to send this quilt to my sister

It's looks so nice on my bed