Yesterday we woke up to a complete lack of running water. Hanging out in my PJ's with the kids for the morning seemed like a good plan, given that I couldn't wash floors, clean bathrooms, run the dishwasher, complete the two loads of washing or even wash the dishes! We have a water tank so I carted a couple of full watering cans in to fill cisterns and hand basins and then I went and hid in the sewing room...until the water came back on at 3pm, when I had to play grown ups and do my chores!
This is the progress I have made on my Scrappy Trips Around the World. I have now completed 16 blocks (12.5" in size) and just got to decide on the lay out and IF I want to make some more?
I was in such a hurry to start sewing these blocks, because I already had a large box of pre cut 2.5" strips. But on the downside I didn't have any pre cut pieces to make my leaders and enders spool blocks...hmmm what to do?
I just started ANOTHER new leaders and enders project! Rummaging through my 2.5" strip box I discovered I had also cut 2.5" squares. So I used those to make 4 patch leaders and enders. There are a couple of pictures of quilt ideas in the box, one that has four patches (all mediums or darks) set in a zig zag design, using a solid sashing. Please note my Clover forked pins, perfect for getting perfect seams meeting, especially when making four patches and Scrappy Trips Around the world!
So we are three weeks into the new year and I have started two new projects...I think the chances of me finishing anything old this year is remote...I have already enrolled for two workshops in March and April!
OK I am off now to make a Tim Tam cake, as per link on Shay's blog...after a few weeks of wining and dining at Christmas surely we all need an extra chocolaty treat?! Happy quilting, Sue SA.