Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Wonderful Wednesday!

What with all the pre-Christmas performances, lurgies and school holidays, I have not had a scheduled day off, home alone, in ages.  Today was so great!

OK, so I had to clean, tidy, change the bedding and dust all those places that have been home to cards and decorations for the last month, but I ploughed through all that, on a mission to get to my sewing machine - I love a good 'carrot'!

First up, the last 6 #scrappytripalong blocks.  I got as far as finishing all the unpicking last night, then settled for rubbish on the telly.

So all 36 blocks are now complete...


This is not the final layout.  I left them laid out on the lounge floor for most of the day, swapping blocks about now and then; it never really looked any different, I just tried to make sure no touching blocks had the same dominant fabric and called it a day.  I have a couple of must dos to get done before I can get this finished.

The first must dos are quilts for Sizzix heading for a show in France in February, I believe.  Using specified dies, I got free reign on what to make, and today, quilt one was basted, lightly quilted and has now reached this stage...


Hopefully I am going to have my first finish of the year to show you tomorrow as I am already halfway round.  I did ponder just machine finishing the binding, but that's no fun!

I trust you are all feeling the mid-week love too xxx

26 comments:

  1. Yep,I'm feeling the love! Your scrappy trip along is lovely- nothing wrong with your block placement!

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  2. That Sissix quilt looks really good in the sneaky peeks. And your scrappy is in some lovely colours of fabrics. It works really well.

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  3. Congratulations on a good day! That Sizzix quilt is so great! And machine binding is always fun. xx

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  4. Good for you! Sounds like a fabulous day - the layout looks awesome!

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  5. Oooooo loving your Tripalong! I am so tempted to join in but I am so behind on my Bee and other projects that I am going to enjoy this one from the sidelines. Can't wait to see the Sizzix quilt!

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  6. You've had a fantastic day! I've had a rubbish evening, but buoyed by your almost finish! Thank you missus!

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  7. Always happy to read about you having a wonderful Wednesday H. Is it my imagination or have I seen your Sissix quilt 'elsewhere'?? May just be a senior moment ;-) Love your trip quilt - debating whether to use my gagillion FQs of Fueld Study for it but what if I don't like it?

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  8. Hmmmm - 2 hours of year 10 parent/teacher interviews? Nah! I'd rather be sewing! Your stripalong looks fab! Jxo

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  9. Your scrappy quilt looks amazing Hadley!

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  10. Job well! done your quilt is scrapalicious.

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  11. Scrappy is looking great, looking forward to seeing the Sissix project

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  12. Beautiful scrappy quilt. The little peep of your sissix project is tantalising, I am looking forward to the reveal. Di x

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  13. Glad you had such an enjoyable and productive day off!

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  14. The tripalong is looking great, you've inspired me to have a look at my hoard of DS for Spotlight fabrics (oh wow, I have soooo much it's embarrasing). Can I ask, are they clover clips you have on your Sizzix quilt? I've been debating buying some but they are a bit expensive to buy without a recommendation!

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  15. It's so gorgeous! All these trips are wearing down my "I don't have time" resistance… Is this a glass of Kool-aid I see before me???

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  16. The scrappy trip is so pretty. The Sizzix quilt will be a hit. I saw it on IG.

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  17. Sometimes you just have to let go, stop overthinking and commit to a quilt layout! I'm terrible like that.

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  18. how awesome to be making a quilt for sizzix! it looks wonderful! your scrappy is awesome as it is I think it is v hard to go wrong with the layout. So glad you enjoyed some time to yourself it is great to get back to some degree of normality isn't it? xx

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  19. Your Sissix quilt looks fab! Like Annabella, I'm sure I've seen a photo of the whole top - Twitter? Can't wait for the grand reveal! Love your #scrappytripalong blocks!

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  20. You are doing great, I love the scrappy trip so far.

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  21. It's funny to most people, but I love the process of binding my quilt. The way I look at it, you spend so many hours and so much love and sweat getting it to that point, why not enjoy sitting with it a few hours? It's good TV time, and you just can't beat the result! OH, and love the scrappy - I've got some strips cut but haven't put them to the machine just yet.

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  22. i am opened mouth with respect and awe! brilliant as ever..... xxx

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  23. Scrappy trip is fab and fun! Well done!

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  24. awesome you got so many blocks done! lovely...

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  25. Your #scrappytripalong is the BEST colour combo I've seen. Its like a summer gelati icecream. Love it!

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