Sunday, July 24, 2011

Autumn is random .... and maybe a little ugly


Long time, no post! My boss has been away for a few weeks at work so I've been super busy and haven't been able to do much more than collapse into bed at the end of the day, so I am way behind on everything else - housework, gardening, crafting, emails, blog reading and of course, blog posting.

But in the little time I have had to sew, I've been back on a stash-busting mission. The above is one of the stash-busters I've been working on. This is a disappearing nine patch with two alternated colour blocks. It's in autumn colours although in the photo they don't seem very autumny at all. The colour placement was really random, and hence it has come out a bit clumsy and maybe a bit ugly. But what the hey, my goal at the moment is to use up fabric, not make anything gorgeous! The above used the equivalent of 18 fat quarters - yay! I still need to trim the blocks and sew them together. That is my least favourite part so I'm having a rest for now.

I'll have to post about the great birthday gifts my friend Lyle gave me too. The cutest sewing basket, a huge pack of mixed blender fabrics, a full quilt kit, a book on colour and composition (which maybe I should have read before piecing the above!), and some geisha panels. I was soooo spoiled! I started the kit yesterday as it was pre-cut and the pattern is super quick with big chunky pieces, perfect for showing off all the beautiful fabrics.

I hope my bloggy friends have been well, and I hope to catch up on your blogs soon.

3 comments:

shez said...

OH Vanessa cant wait to see the pics of your gifts sounds like you were spoilted

a good yarn said...

Your disappearing nine patch stash buster looks terrific. I really like the randomness of it. Sounds like someone was well and truly spoiled for their birthday. Lucky you! Ann :-)

a good yarn said...

Your disappearing nine patch stash buster looks terrific. I really like the randomness of it. Sounds like someone was well and truly spoiled for their birthday. Lucky you! Ann :-)