Friday, October 15, 2021

Gone week......


Yup... gone week..... just gone....

Been a happy social week really but far too fast...

We've had some lovely rain, missed the crazy storms, I can no longer boast that Covid has not got my family with two grandigirls testing positive and now isolating... grrr.  They are absolutely fine, minor symptoms but of course there is concern always about infecting others ... the isolation blah blah blah...

Today I am home alone..... deep breaths and some yummy quilting work to do....  Kris came to play on Wednesday afternoon and dropped THIS cutie off...


Peacelily was my (not) blackwork project stitching this week.... I am now out of this thread and will have to wait till a new order comes in ....


But Field Journal is well behind so I was able to take it so some of my sewing sessions....


Two were done this week....


I joined up a few more half hexagons at Quilt group... and then spent a couple of evenings here joining those ones onto the others....


This has now given me an idea on where I will go next... I want to do about 4 of this size ... and add a border for my quilt.... so I will need to do some sums, some cutting, more gluing and lots more stitching and contorting of my arms to get this together... (and trying not to regret starting it!)

I pulled out some long past Tilda fabrics..... and found some metreage in my box of 'incase' fabrics


 and put them together to make up a sew day kit....


This is the pattern I will use for these........


Free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop found HERE ... thank you so much FQS.

Anybody else want to do one.... we could sew-a-long - maybe a block a week...... or two blocks a week? I'm always better sewing with others for encouragement and a goal?

Otherwise I'm not sure when I will get to it (no hurry) ... but sew day with friends this week I worked on a number of blocks for two quilts...

I started these blocks at retreat in August.... and they have been neglected since.... All the blocks are made now.  It is a jelly roll quilt....


This quilt is 12 fat quarters... I had all the blocks cut and ready for stitching... I am going to add a peeper and sashing as my cutting was out and the blocks are a bit smaller than they should have been


This is the pattern which is from HERE...... (my favourite quilts shop in case you don't know!)


Righto, Gotto Go..... emails to answer, coffee to drink, quilting to do ....

I hope you all have a lovely weekend....xx




18 comments:

Chantal said...

Sorry to hear about the grandchildren being positive. Hopefully, they get better real soon. I went for testing today as I don't feel well. I'll get the result tomorrow they say. Needless to say, I'm off work.
Love your stitchery. Adore the fabrics you pulled for your next project. It will be so cheerful. Enjoy the weekend. ;^)

Karen S said...

Well, for someone who was out and about all week you have still managed a fair bit of stitching. Good to see..
Best wishes for the grandies. I am pleased they are well and handling it okay.In the big picture the isolation is nothing as long as everyone stays well at the end.

Unknown said...

Nice busy week and you seem to have done lots too. The half hexies are looking great, dont give up! Hope you had a fun quilting day. xx

Jennifer said...

Oh no......bugger about the positive diagnosis, fingers crossed that all is well. Lovely embroidery, and your piecing will be a whole "inner city" before you know it!

Jeanette said...

You have been very busy. Love your projects. Must remember to order some half hexagons. :)Best wishes for your grandies. Hugs, xx

kiwikid said...

I hope the grandees and family are all OK and well soon. You have made great progress on your progress. The hexies are looking good. The stars quilt lokks good, I found the fat quarter quilt had a woops in the pattern, first one the blocks were uneven, the second time they came out well. Have a great weekend.

marina said...

a relief for you that your granddaughters are ok and not suffering severe effects.
some great new projects in the works!

Karen's Korner said...

Hope the girls are back to normal soon and do not "spread the good word" so to speak. Lots of lovely projects on the go.

Susan said...

I always feel overwhelmed when I see your "weekly" list - so much pretty stuff.
Best wishes to the grandigirls.

Jane said...

Hope they feel better soon. One of mine has it too

Julie said...

Gosh you seem to achieve so much in your week Fiona - even though you say you were out & about alot. I love ALL your projects.
I am sorry to read of your grandaughters & hope everything is okay & they manage the isolation okay. These are such strange times we are living through. xx

KaHolly said...

Hope your grandies get well soon! You have lots of lovely sewing lined up to carry you through your worry!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Very pretty embroidery. So sorry uour Grandies are ill with the horrible plague! Hope all is well quickly. Pretty Tildas for your next project x

Christine M said...

Lovely stitching Fiona. I hope your grandies are okay. Those Tilda fabrics will look great in that quilt pattern.

Janice said...

I hope the grandies are back to full health before long. What a nuisance running out of thread. Fingers crossed it arrives soon. I. The mean time it is nice to see your other stitcheries progress. I’ve saved that pattern too. It should look nice and fresh in your colour choices.

Helen said...

I do hope your grandies are improving Fiona..... heaps of gorgeous stit hang in this post.....

Linda said...

Here's hoping all is well. Thanks for the link to the fat quarter quilt. Looks like something I need to make to tame some of my stash. Or maybe two!! lol

Raewyn said...

I hope the grandie-girls are now recovered and back to their normal routines....Lovely progress on your FJ stitcheries. Your half-hexagons pp is so effective - I look forward to seeing the completed quilt! Hehe tempted to join in with a sew-along - if it's a design I can use as a leader-ender project I'm sure I'm 'allowed' to take it on..........!!

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