Sunday, 27 January 2013

Progress :)

We spent the morning skiing with the children for a few hours with it snowing on us. Was such good fun! We have all really gotten the skiing bug in the last year and the kids are doing so well with their lessons and now even hubbie has started to learn!! The thing with starting lessons at 8am is that by lunchtime everyone is done and we are home by 1.30pm! So whilst the kids relaxed with some game playing on the wii (the skiing game of all games!) I got some time to sew! 

To start with I finished off my flying geese for the Happy Quilting Starburst QAL. After some pressing of seams they looked like this:

Flying Geese for Starburst QAL

I then got a bit carried away. I first constructed the stars:

Center stars

and then put some of the other pieces together. So now on my design wall I have 4 starburst blocks awaiting final construction.

Four blocks that just need sewing together

I then checked out the Something New Sampler schedule to see what was planned for next week. Week #3 started a few hours early for me when I discovered one of the blocks had been posted! 

One of the blocks this week is a reverse appliqué block. I have done a fair amount of appliqué before, but not reverse appliqué. It went together rather easily.

Reverse Applique Block
The other block this week involves sashiko! Another technique I have never tried before, can't wait to see what that's going to be!

Now, back to sewing on the binding of a quilt I started months ago and should have finished by now.


  1. Those blocks look great! The colours you picked are so bright and cheery and work so well together.


  2. Your blocks are fabulous! I'm doing the Something New Sampler too. Love your reverse appliqué block!

  3. All your blocks are awesome, I especially love the starburst.

  4. I love your blocks, so intricate. Very inspiring to me.

  5. Everything is so coordinated and lovely!

  6. Fantastic blocks, you used great colours.