So what have I been up to this week? Well I am very pleased with myself as I managed to piece the inner circle on my block for the Lily's Quilts QAL. I have to say that I was very skeptical as to how this would come out as my track record on accurate seams and curves in general is not good. In fact as I was sewing it I muttered the whole time to myself how this was going to be a disaster and that I would no doubt have to rip it all out and start over a zillion times. So you'll understand my joy when after pressing it looked great and first time too yey! I'm not sure my family really appreciated why I was jigging about shouting "it worked, it worked" but they nodded wisely and smiled so I take that as understanding or is that more like humouring do you think?
Now my next thing to do is to fix the outer edge of the dreseden plate as I managed to have a discrepancy in my cutting/sewing and the yellow blade seems to be at least 1/4" shorter than the rest. I'll deal with this next week as I don't want to spoil my excitement over managing this weeks task.
Also this week I made a coin purse for my friend. She loves all things owl so I used some of the Alexander Henry Spotted Owl fabric have in my stash to make her this wee coin purse/button holder.
I'm very pleased at how it came out and me being me I had to put binding on the inside seams as I just can't stand unfinished seams. I can see me making loads of these as thay make great presents and also are a re fab way of using up all your scraps. I love it when I feel I'm making use of every last bit of fabric, maybe it's the guilt of stash building kicking in there.
Did you know today is the first Fresh Sewing Day ? Lynne of Lily's Quilts has teamed up with Sew Fresh Fabrics and on the first day of the month there is a chance to win gorgeous fabrics by sharing you favourite sewing project of the last month. I can't decide really but I'll go with the owl purse as it hopefully it made my pal happy and I loved how it turned out. What's your favourite project, why not share it over at Lily's Quilts. I'm of to have a look myself.
Anyway I've rambled on enough today, bye for now and happy sewing.