Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Just a little bit

I'm linking up to Lynne's Fresh Sewing Day:

Fresh Sewing Day

Well I have to say I was a little disappointed in my productivity this month until I started doing my mosaic and realised I'd made more than I thought! January was a really long month! I had such a slump after Christmas and was recently ill but I seem to have spurts where I achieve a fair bit and I do really love all the things I've made.


I finished the Hacienda quilt, my Not So Charming Rainbow Stars Quilt top and did a little fmq, a camera case and a thimble pocket! I also made a sewing machine cover, two sewing cases and a zip pouch. I'm most proud of completing four rose and star blocks this month, having never done any English Paper Piecing before - I'm totally hooked and loving every part of it! If you want to join in the Rose and Star Block Party is being run by the very talented Selfsewn :)


Since it's Wednesday I'm linking to Freshly Pieced:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced



completed:

Two more Rose and Star blocks:



I also did the Blogger's BOM:

still not convinced about where I'm going with this


ongoing:

I managed to fmq five more stars on my Not So Charming Rainbow Stars Quilt last night! In the zone!!:


There's only 3 left to do so I'm hoping to do that tonight and then it just needs binding. I originally thought about using Kona charcoal but actually I don't have that much spare and I realised I still had some of the backing fabric left over when I cut the length so I'm going to use that instead :)

I've also been working on some Bee Blessed blocks, my first contribution.

tutorial: http://modifytradition.blogspot.com/2009/11/amish-diamond-tutorial.html
I made two different blocks and they both went horribly wrong. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. They both came out about half an inch too small (12" square instead of 12.5"). Any clues?? My seams are all 1/4" and I don't know why this has happened.
If anyone has any good links to SIMPLE 12.5 blocks for beginners that I can try not to mess up please let me know. I feel so annoyed about it but obviously I need some practice. Sorry Judith I will try again and failing that send you some fabric!!

no progress:

The secret quilt - I have to do something on this by next week. seriously.

stats
completed: 0 (well 3 blocks but I think I have to stop counting them!!)
new projects: 0
in progress: 3

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Finally it's Weigh In time at Missy Mac Creations:



Weigh In Wednesday


Although honestly can I just skip it?? I've done nothing, ate rubbish and been ill.
There's been no change. I haven't gained or lost anything. Just feel blah about it.
I have been walking but clearly all the carbs I've inhaled after feeling better haven't helped anything.
Need a bit of motivation!!

Any ideas about the blocks or improving my clear misinterpretation of instructions would be very helpful too :)


18 comments:

  1. You are always sew productive! You're my role model!!!

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  2. Isn't English paper piecing fantastic?! I"ve fallen in love with it too!

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  3. I love your fmq and epp. Everything's looking great:)

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  4. You did more than you realize...and I love it all. Great job!! Hugs

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  5. I love that feeling of hindsight accomplishment, changes your mood for the better! You are totally in the zone on your FMQ! Love it!

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  6. You did loads! Lovely rose blocks too :-)

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  7. Love the rose blocks - not gaining anything is good if you have been ill, keep up the good work!

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  8. Hey Lucy! Busy girl, you! :) You were definitely not unproductive this month. It all looks great.

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  9. You go girl! What a month you had! Everything looks lovely by the way. Can't really help with the block thing sorry.

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  10. All looking very productive to me. How big do the individual sections of that block measure up?
    I used to always end up with 12.25" blocks because my 1/4" wasn't really 1/4", but a half missing seems a lot for that.

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  11. Wow! Great projects, you certainly have been busy! Love those star blocks, just fabulous!!

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  12. You did great in January!! What are you listening to when you go for a walk? You need some good tunes! My favs at the moment are flo rida (I have a feeling), Kelly clarkson stronger, Florence + the machine, David guetta feat sia... It works...

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  13. Very productive month! Hopefully now you're feeling better, you'll be back on an even keel weight loss wise again, don't stress it.

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  14. I really liked seeing your rose star blocks. I have another 2 ready to stitch and some smaller ones in civil war fabrics as well

    Can't wait to see what other colours you use in yours.

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  15. Hey Lucy, I meant to come here for the longest time and press that follow button. I also thought about joining the Fugly fabric Party. I am here now cause did you see that we left the exact same comments at Melissa's giveaway? Right at the same time! If I were a carpenter! Great song! Well, now you have a new follower!
    See ya!
    Sana

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  16. Hanging out to see the finished rainbow stars. Bet it is bee-you-tee-full! And, of course you can miss this week's Weigh In. I totally get that. You needn't worry though - you are doing great, even while you are sick. In this case, no gain = success so yay for you. x

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  17. Love what you've made! Let me know what the blocks were and I'll see if I can work out what may have gone wrong...

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  18. i love your rose and star blocks. i've made some templates, but i can't pick out fabrics. that is the curse of having too many pretty choices.

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