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Archive for May, 2010

Descent into chaos…

Monday, May 31st, 2010

I’ve been spending every spare minute over the last few days piecing Whirligigs. Unfortunately this always results in the same thing – the house and garden descend into chaos. For some reason no other member of my family even seems to notice this. Sound familiar, anyone? Today I had to take stock and decide that […]

The battle of the stash

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

I’m still plodding along making Whirligig blocks – lots of Flying Geese and Hourglass blocks. I seem to be using such a lot of fabric – all from my stash – and it’s incredibly satisfying. I think I actually feel virtuous. That doesn’t happen very often 🙂 However, I have noticed something very strange. Maybe […]

Scrappy uglies.

Friday, May 28th, 2010

I’m still playing with the Whirligig blocks I mentioned yesterday. Such fun! I really love Carrie Nelson‘s no-waste method of making Flying Geese blocks. I don’t know who thought it up – whether it was Carrie herself, or someone else – but whoever it was, they deserve a medal. It’s so much easier than the […]

I’m in heaven….

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

I’m having just the most delightful time. When I do get down to doing some piecing I always realize that it makes me really, really happy. Maybe that’s why it sometimes takes me so long to get round to it – I always feel I should do all the other things that I have to […]

Now how did that happen?

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

As I told you yesterday I have been mulling over scrappy quilt ideas over the past few days – very much with Carrie Nelson’s new book Miss Rosie’s Spice of Life Quilts in mind, trying out this and that, humming and hawing…. Which is why I am now looking at this…. …with a somewhat puzzled […]