Wednesday, 22 September 2010

A forgotten stash..


When I first wanted to start patchworking around six years ago I came across this fabric and fell in love with it, well it is Blue! Because I was only learning I put it away for when I would know what to do with it properly. It has sat there since then and I had even contemplated selling it on for someone else to use as I just couldn't think of a pattern to use it in. Last week, with holidays pending, my mind started racing and I knew that I wanted to use this fabric. I didn't realise how much there was. The only thing is there is only a metre of the cream roses fabric but there are at least two metres of the blues. There were some other oriental prints in the range too and I think they just confused the issue of how to use the fabrics so I implemented the KISS principle- keep it simple stupid and ta da!
I have cut the fabrics (there will still be heaps for the borders) and I am going to make a disappearing nine patch.  I think they will look lovely in the blue and cream.
Last night I stitched all the rows and today I can put them together into the 9 patch blocks. I just hope that in my enthusiasm I was accurate enough and haven't mucked up the squares for when I have to cut them. When I get an idea  I am a little like a bull at a gate!

I have finished my the borders on my Sweet nostalgia blocks. I set them up  so I could continuously piece them. I am so happy with them and sewed up so quick! Now for the sashings- not so quick!
Have nearly got all my Friends swap goodies organised just letter 'd' to go!
I also want to get my Tisket Tasket top sandwiched and ready to quilt. I think I will manage that by hand or even have a go at machine quilting it myself. It is sounding like a list. I am loving the holidays!
thanks for all the lovely comments on my Tuesday treasures post.
Hope you have a lovely day!
marina


holiday list:
  • do borders on sweet nostalgia blocks and attempt sashings
  • quilt at least one top
  • some stitcheries for boys story quilt- done three
  • finish friends swap goodies- done
  • some hexies and add them to top- added a few rows/got cream hexies ready
  • use oriental blue fabrics- cut all 9 patch ready to sew up.
  • start on Christmas swap goodies

6 comments:

Mistea said...

Grand final week and holidays seem to be the perfect combination for your sewing. Both your projects are looking amazing.
Those blues are going to be perfect in that design.

Yvette said...

OOOH! I love that stack of blue fabric. I look forward to seeing your disappearing 9 patch. FUN!!!!

You already know how much I adore your stitchery blocks, it is good to see them come to life.

Serenata said...

You are going top guns Marina. I am so looking forward to seeing the finished Nostalgia quilt.

Melody said...

The fabrics are beautiful. Isn't it great when you find some lovely fabric you have tucked away. The Nostalgia quilt should be beautiful when it is finished

Elyte said...

Those blues are so pretty I'm glad you are using them. I don't think it is a good thing to put fabrics away for too long just in case our tastes change. You have done so much and the first week hasn't even finished. Go girl!

Narelle said...

Wow! Look at you sew!
Keep up the great work ... I planned 1 day out this week and it turned into 3 1/2 so not much sewing this week for me.