Thursday, September 3, 2015

September already......

This is a quilt that has taken  half of last year to make and all this year to finish.

I know there are some out there that can blog and sew and blog and sew and blog and sew and keep the family home clean and tidy ( well I presume they do) and have all the children washed fed and in bed at a reasonable time but I can't and I don't try to. (blog and sew that is)

This quilt WAS destined to be in an exhibition mid year but I knew in January that I wasn't going to put myself under any pressure to get it done.

So a few weeks ago I finally said to myself that I was ready to get the sewing machine out and see what I could do.
I realised quite soon after starting how much I had missed my time at the table and before I knew it, my little quilt was done.

I used only one charm pack of Happy go Lucky..with white kona and a few ash and medium grey charms thrown in and finished off with simple straight quilting...I'm more confident to do this than FMQ. Navy Kona for the binding and excited that it I can say that I have finished something  and finally blogged for the year.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

So a few things have happened since my last blog back in Oct of last year.......My goodness I have neglected my blog, haven't I.

I will admit that life has got very busy and the sewing machine has been put away since January and I don't know when it will be brought out again.  Hopefully soon but I am not putting any pressure on  myself to get anything done.

You see this little bundle of joy came into our lives arrived in February ( just a little early) and with Cora, life has got very busy.

As you can see he is not wasting away....

There has been a few makes before Padraig arrived  ( that knitted blanket in the background is one) but they can be for another day.  
So what I am doing when I get an hour in the evenings (not every evening) is a bit of hexagon making.  I thought this time around that I would be a little prepared for a good few months of not sewing on the machine, so this was organised and put in a bag with all the bits needed to hand sew.
Some of you have seen one or two photos on Instagram @erinbillybuttondesign

I have so much fabric that I could easily not buy anything for two years and still have enough wadding, batting and thread.
So my plan for the rest of the year is just to get a quilt or two finished, get a set of blocks done, but no pressure to finish anything.