Monday, 23 October 2017

Busy week

This week I decided to add another border to the Simply Colourful Brown Bag Mystery quilt. I had run out of some of the suggested fabric, so substituted a pink, that had already been used in the quilt and a teal fabric. Looks so good!

And Sew Foxy Mama's 100 Hexies in 100 days. We are up to week 11, and the theme is "I Spy" - guess I may be doing some fussy cutting - like I haven't already 😊.
Week 4 - wishes
Week 5 - big and small
Week 6 spots and strips - but I chose spots, as that was the fabric I had.
 Week 7 - floral
 Week 8 - travel - gee I wish I had chosen travel places, maybe I still will?
 Week 9 was woodland and last week, week 10 (below) was in the sky.
I have completed week 9, but neglected to take a photo.
 I also finished the new Simply Colourful Mystery by Colour Wheel Quilts, Scrappy Square Dance top. I decided to make two lap quilts (baby quilts). One is for my new granddaughter, due in February, so I still have a few months to quilt and bind it.
 Also on the go is the continuing Moda Blockheads. 
I'm still behind, but getting there - and there is no rush.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Roll the Dice Update

About a month ago I decided to do what my friend Jenny does, and choose 6 projects / UFO's to check off the 'to do' list.

  1. Caravan Quilt top to quilt
  2. Brown Bag Mystery to finish
  3. "???" baby quilt to start
  4. Row by Row top to quilt
  5. Halloween Mystery to finish
  6. "?????" baby quilt to start
So I am very happy to say that I have completed 2. Brown Bag Mystery Quilt by Simply Colorful, and it is adorable. I really like the way it looks, and if I every make another one - which I probably won't, as it had too much paper piecing - I would swap the orange for bright pink. Shock, right, LOL.
I must say that looking at the individual blocks I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but look at it - wow.
So now I need to quilt it, so I'm making the new 2. Brown Bag Mystery - to quilt.
Also No 3. and 6. I might use Color Wheel mystery as one baby quilt, and Peace and Love mystery as the other.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Under my needle...

I've made a lot of progress with the Brown Bag Mystery the past few weeks while at home. Then we were able to go on another short two week trip to the central coast of NSW for my Auntie's 80th, so I started another challenge -100 hexies in 100 days, created by Sew Foxy Mama. I know, so many projects on the go, but I needed something simple that I could easily pick up and sew, a few stitches at a time.

With the hexies, each week is a different theme, so that took a stop at two LQS's and Spotlight to find some of the fabric to suit the themes. Luckily I found some scrap bags and was able to make some of the hexies needed.
Now we are home again I'm back to the Brown Bag Mystery and also the new mystery quilt by Colour Wheel Quilts - Scrappy Square Dance - sponsored by Simply Colorful. All caught up and waiting for Friday's new clue.
 Now back to brown bag mystery....