Thursday, 31 January 2013

A busy old week

This week started rather brilliantly with a night out, yes a night out on a Monday, how decadent!! Last year myself and my pal Karen threw caution to the wind and bought tickets to go and see Paloma Faith in Glasgow. Those of you who know Glasgow won't be surprised if I say it was chucking it down with rain and blowing a gale but we didn't let that spoil the night. I have to say that Paloma was absolutely brilliant, absolutely amazing! I tried to take photos as we had a really good view of the stage but they didn't really work out so I don't have any to show you. I still have the songs whirling around in my head even now, boy she puts on a great show, she's very sweet, funny, very dramatic and can't half sing.

So on to this weeks sewing escapades....

This week I have swooned so that's me up to the grand total of four blocks, not bad for a years work eh! This block may be my favourite one yet but then I'll probably say that about the next one too.


Please try and ignore the hideous red carpet (and associated threads and fluff) in this photo, light is very hard to come by at the moment so this was the only place big enough with some form of daylight to take a photo today.

Also this week I've been doing a bit of last minute catching up with the Sisters' Ten Block of the Month run by Gen X Quilters. I'm so glad to be finally cutting into my Flea Market Fancy stash, it was one of those 'must have it, no idea what I'll do with it buys' so it's good to put it to use.


January's block is Grandmother's Frame which went together pretty quickly. I did do the HSTs slightly differently from the instructions so for each set of 4 HSTs I cut 2 squares of fabric at 5.25" sewed all the way round at 1/4" from  the edge and then diagonally cut the square into 4 triangles.


So that means I'm up to date for a very brief spell of time on the BOM front and made a teeny tiny bit of progress on the Finish-a-long list. Still got plenty to do though and I have a couple of commissions to do as well so plenty to keep me busy.

Bye for now

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Sarah said...

Really lovely blocks Nikki, love your fussycutting for the centres :-)

Crafted by Carly said...

Those blocks are GORGEOUS!! I really like the white pieces all around the edge - they really lift the gorgeous, colourful prints! :-)

Indianna said...

All the blocks are fabulous. I saw Paloma Faith in Plymouth last year, fantastic..... And Run Rig in the Barrowlands, a long time ago!

Canadian Abroad said...

Love those blocks - all of them!

Katy Cameron said...

Out on a school night? Mon dieu! You're right, it's been pishing it down all week here... Blocks are looking fab :o)

Toni said...

Congrats on getting a fun night out! Those are hard to come by sometimes! And your blocks are looking fabulous. I made my Sisters' block and hated it, but now that I've seen how good yours looks I may give it another shot!

Cindy said...

Great great use of your FMF fabrics. Brilliant blocks.

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