Thursday, 20 September 2007

Not a lot happening.

I've not done much sewing, my sister has been around doing hers, with my help and encouragement, but I've had little chance to get at the machine myself.

My beginners Scrap bundle and block the month instructions arrived yesterday. I got some lovely bright prints. Once again, they are mostly fabrics I wouldn't choose for myself.

The block pattern is for hourglass blocks. I'll have a play with those some time soon. I have to wonder though if I should change to a different club, I know I have only recieved two packages, but neither of them has really challanged me and inbetween the two I took on pinwheels with my sister and Katies choice for myself. I may have a look and see if I like some of the more challanging clubs. Any suggestions? I must confess to being tempted by this Dear Jane club. I've looked at it several times in the last couple of months. Julia You have a lot to answer for. LOL I've been following Julias progress for some time and really love many of the blocks she has produced.

I was out this morning with my sister, we stopped off at one of the islands few fabric shops, I got a few fat quarters. The christmas one was my sisters choice, I thought she wanted it, but when we got back here she said no, she'd suggested it to inspire me! LOL

I also bought some thread for quilting my boys top. The fleece has arrived and it's time to get on with it.

I have 4 Katies choice blocks made up now and 4 more cut ready to piece. Aside from being slowed down by a bad back, thats all I have to report.


Janet said...

Oh Loulee..I think those fabrics can be workable...but on their own merits, not really inspiring.

Maybe mixed with some of the solids from the batch you bought, something nice can happen!

Good luck with them, and I am sorry to hear you still have back probs...I hope you feel better soon.

Andrea said...

Loulee - go on, have a go at the Dear Jane quilt. I am on my second - not that I finished the first. I posted about it a while back. I intend to do some more of my second one very soon. I was a member of a fabric club too but after about 6 months realised I was never going to use the fabrics they sent me so I cancelled my subs and sold them all on ebay. :-(

Alisa said...

Sometimes it's fun to play with fabrics that someone else chose for you. As for myself, I love the fabrics in the top 2 pics!

Ribbonwiz said...

I was sacred to start my Dear Jane quilt, and now i can't stop thinking, dreaming and working on it.
it's not something you can do in a week or perhaps even a year,...
give it a go!
Andrea, you are brave to start two DJ's, this will be my one and only!