Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM - the top is done!!

It's done and it's huge. 
The borders didn't really take as long to do as I had thought they would. I put them together in an afternoon! 
The outer border that is. There was some fiddling with the size of the inner border...
But here it is
 The top is done and I love it. 
I am seriously considering hand quilting it. 
What do you think?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Not a lot going on in the sewing room

I have had some other home improvement projects going on, so haven't done a whole lot of sewing lately. 
I really need to finish the borders on my BOM. I have started cutting the borders, but I haven't started sewing them yet. 

This evening I did find a moment to stitch. I watched a movie with my youngest and made a few hexies 
I should really start putting these together soon. I'll have to decide how. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM - center done ✅

The center of the quilt is done!
I managed to sew the blocks together without having to unpick at all! 
I'm quite proud 😉
Here it is, hanging on a doorframe. I have no design wall. So this is it!

It's pieced using a new-to-me step down method
It was not as difficult as I had feared. But then Sarah does give the best instructions!

Now I am going to tackle the borders. But that have to be another day. 
But soon! My templates for the 2017 BOM "Down the Rabbit Hole" have arrived. So I want to start that....

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM - finished my blocks ;-)

I did get a lot of sewing done today too. 
I also cheated and swapped 2 of the paper pieced blocks for some other pieced blocks. 
I really don't like paper piecing....

I started out following Sarah's pattern
This block is pieced in a regular (to me) way. Meaning with no paper :-)
The colors are a little lighter than what I have used most of so far, but I think it works. 

My LO will look something like this
I still need to sew all the blocks together. And add the borders. 
At least I have the corner border blocks done. But I still need to cut all the triangles for the borders. I can't believe I made it this far! 
I love this quilt already. 

....it's Sarah Fielke's 2016 BOM "Happy Days" 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Sewing - and a little bit of Copenhagen

I am finally feeling better! But you know how far behind you get?! After just a few days of being sick! Argh!
Anyway....today I really wanted to sew - and I really needed to catch up on some tidying and cleaning. Some laundry. Chores...
So, I made a rule: 45 mins sewing time, 30 mins of doing chores. 
And it worked! I got so much done today! I am not at all done cleaning and tidying. Or sewing. I finished all 4 corner blocks, though. So I am ready to piece the last 3 blocks tomorrow - and hopefully cut some of the borders. We'll see how far I get!
 This past week I spent a few days attending a class - this picture is taken in the morning on my way there. It's early, that's why it's a little dark..

A lot of these narrow streets are cobblestone and a pain to ride a bike on.
But they are very pretty!
This looks a little brighter 😊
I love these streets with the old and colorful houses ❤️

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM - border corner blocks

I still have the flu 😷 
I am getting better, but not even close to being ok 😖 I have spent most of the weekend sleeping, but I have also listened to podcasts and stitched. 
Miss V had a sleepover at a friends house, and little A got to go to his dads house (thank you!), so I didn't have to look after anyone but me!
I finished 2 of the corner blocks for the outer border for my "Happy Days" quilt. 
2 weeks left to finish the top, and 3 big blocks left to sew. 
But first, I need to get rid of the flu... 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM - block 18

I have the flu 😷 
So I haven't posted in a few days, but before I got sick, I managed to finish this block for my Happy Days quilt
It's paperpieced , and it was fun to make!
Now I have 3 blocks to finish and the I can put this top together. And then borders! 
Decisions decisions 😉