05 September 2012

weekend sewing

I had a fairly productive weekend of cutting and sewing last weekend.

I'm making an interlocking wonky stars quilt for the down under doll quilt swap - I cut and sewed all the wonky star blocks - its going to be fairly big at 20 inches square.  Its up on the design wall where it will stay for a little while until I'm happy with the final layout before I sew it all together.

I also cut out the blocks for the June, July, and August blogger's block of the month - it finishes soon so I'm happy to be up to date with this one - well, after I sew all the blocks together that is !

and I finally sewed the blades of the traditional dresden plate block together and then made the circles for both the dresden blocks from the craftsy bom - using the perfect circles templates that arrived last week.

I'm really happy I bought those little circles - its a quick and easy way to get a perfect circle !!  they're now pinned and ready to be appliqued to the backgrounds.

Oh, and before I go - I've actually done some more hexy flowers for the hexy MF quilt-along - 9 done and only 65 to go - gee - they really are slow going :)  you may have seen this photo before as I used it in my august fresh sewing day post the other day.

I think I need to up my sewing rate otherwise I won't be finished this one until the middle of next year ... on second thoughts ... maybe I should just make this a 12 month project so I don't worry about how slow I'm going - you know, I think I'll just do that :)


  1. More wonderful blocks! Oh, take your time with the hexies - enjoy the process - love the colors.

  2. Wow! That pic you have up on Flickr does not do your Doll Quilt justice. They must be tiny star. Lovely!!!

  3. Great interlocking stars! I am just starting to understand the love for dresdens and hexies!

  4. Oooh lovethe stars, that's my aim for my African Bee quilt!

  5. Looks like you are fighting back and winning! You may get so hooked on those MF Flowers that you finish early...? All projects look fabulous and I love seeing your progress!

  6. Everything is beautiful! I LOVE your dresdens :)


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