Sunday, August 30, 2015

Playing with fabrics this weekend

I have been playing with fabrics this weekend, and it feels so good to finally back in my sewing room again! My neck has been hurting a lot lately, but I've felt a bit better the last couple of days, so I ignored the pain and pieced on :o) Nothing is better than some fabric therapy, right?

I finished 24 Haystack blocks and will use them for a couple of new table runners like the one I made earlier this summer. You can see it here.
 Since I started ironing the seams open (which is a technique I use for smaller blocks)  I've used a little glue to make the blocks lay flat by adding it at every point they meet.

This is how my block looks like before adding the glue:

This is how it looks after adding a little dot of glue:

Earlier this summer I started on the "Button up" quilt designed by Cluck Cluck Sew. I finished piecing these blocks, but I never got to iron the last two seams on them.... Well, I ironed the seams and added a dot of glue to make them lay flat :o) 14 more blocks to add to the other pile I finished!
I have a few more pieces cut for these blocks too, so I will try to finish up a few more next week.

I'm going to use the same fabrics for my Farmers Wife 1930s quilt when the Sew Along starts. Can't wait to get started, I know it will be so much fun! Are you joining us? 

Wish you all a great new and creative week!

Friday, August 28, 2015

It's been a long time...

It's been a month since I made my previous blog post! That means it's a month since the last time I did play with my fabrics! Well... I hope to get my sewing mojo going this weekend! Today I did some small progress on the Haystack blocks I started a month ago. Hope to finish up a few more to make another table runner.

A little while ago I discovered the new book "The Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt". On Instagram I discovered the Sew Along that is going to start in September so I figured I should join in and ordered the book. Can't wait to get it in my mailbox in a couple of days!

Are you joining the Sew Along too? If you want to read more about it you can check out Angie's blog Gnome Angel 
You can also join the facebook group to get updates and see what the other ladies are making and share photos of your blocks as we move along :o)

Wish you all a great and creative weekend :oD


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