03 March 2014

Change of Plans

So much rain fell on Friday night and during Saturday.  Consequently, no painting or gardening over the weekend.  The footpath around the back of my house was a little flooded.

After a visit from my brother, sister-in-law and nephew to carry out some flood mitigation, the water quickly drained away.  Once the housework was done, I was able to spend some time in the sewing room.  Friday night I cut out all the pieces to make Moda's Spell it with Fabric alphabet blocks - I wanted to use the bright fabrics in this overflowing box.

These blocks are very quick to cut out and piece.  Had them all sewn up before I went to bed on Saturday night.  Last night I cut out the pieces for the number blocks. 

Another cold, drizzly, miserable day yesterday.  Visited Bunnings to buy some longer screws to attach the new handles to the drawers.

Most of the afternoon I was in the sewing room - ironing.  Then pinning these Goodnight Irene strips into 16 patch blocks. 

Sewed them up - all of the 16 patches are now made.  Love these Pink Lemonade colours.

Started on some of the X block segments - quite a few more of these to go.

One of the WIP's that's been hanging around for 2 years or so is a pinwheel mystery BOM - I had 36 pinwheels for the borders made plus 4 or 5 large blocks featuring a variety of pinwheels.  Decided to undo these larger blocks and I'll use all the pinwheels to the Alphabet Quilt to make it single bed size.  There's well over 60 pinwheels and the fabrics are the same as I've used for the letters and numbers.

Don't feel like I've made much of a dent in that stash of brights.

Counted up the Scrappy Trip Around the World blocks - 44 have been made; 20 to go - some progress happening with this.

Hoping for a quiet week this week although will be going to Sydney for work tomorrow.


Terry said...

That rain looks wonderful! We had more snow overnight and this morning! I can't wait until it warms up enough to rain again! And your Irene blocks look great! :0)

creations.1 said...

Wow! you have been a busy girl - great effort!

Lorraine said...

You always fit so much into your weekends! Love the alphabet top...and great idea to use the pinwheel blocks...clever clogs!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You have been one busy girl...

marina said...

what a productive time in the sewing room!
great work on your alphabet blocks and the pin wheels will look great with them.
the pink lemonade blocks look so pretty.
HOpe you get your quiet week!

Anonymous said...

good heavens lynda you are amazing with what you achieve,beautiful work my friend,well done,and boy you have had a lot of rain.xx

Leanne said...

Wow you have been busy.


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