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Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Somehow whenever I think I’m going to get absolutely masses and masses done it doesn’t quite happen. Today was a bit like that, with lots of little things needing to be done, kids needing lifts, laundry….you know what it’s like.

I did manage to make some more blocks while Andy Murray got thrashed at the Australian Open. (Such a shame. The first set was brilliant but the poor man was clearly still tired after his long match against Roger Federer on Friday. Djokovic had had an extra rest day, which doesn’t really seem very fair…)

First up was another Rouenneries Deux Firework block…

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…I can really only manage one of these at a time. They are satisfyingly large – I now have 5 out of 12 or 16 – but there’s quite a lot of sewing in each one. ;-)

I then decided to make some more of the wonky log cabin blocks that I started at FQR last year. Now these are quick!! I’m using a jelly roll of Spring Fever and I’m half hoping that I can somehow make enough blocks to make a quilt for Siblings Together, a charity that helps children who are separated from their siblings in the care system in England. They run summer camps for siblings and give the kids a quilt to take home with them afterwards.

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I’m not sure I’ll have enough fabric – I’ve only got a jelly roll of Spring Fever – so I imagine I’m going to have to get creative with sashing and borders to get up to a sensible size. These blocks are SUCH fun to make though….no matching, no meeting points …just whizzing along.

Ah it does a girl good!!

Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday too!

Helen

 

 

11 Responses to “Sunday”

  1. Susan Says:

    Glad you squeezed in some more sewing time. Love the fireworks block. I can see that working in so many different colours!

  2. Flying Blind Says:

    I spent the morning listening to the tennis too whilst I sewed; at least my block turned out OK, unlike the result!

  3. Annabella Says:

    Your log cabins would make a great quilt for ST! Loving the look of the fireworks block too.

  4. moira Says:

    i was bound to the tennis today as well. did you see that blister? ouch! I’m loving those Rouenneries blocks

  5. Katy Says:

    You did better than me today! Well done for getting some squeezed in :)

  6. Elisabeth Says:

    The Fireworks block is just gorgeous. There must be about a million pieces in each of them; now wonder you can’t make more than one at the time.
    The log cabins are fabulous too! I really need to get back to mine, they really are a lot of fun to make.
    Hope you have great week!

  7. Cathy Says:

    Yes I agree with you about the tennis, Murray was obviously in pain towards the end. I was backing him too!! Your blocks look amazing. xo

  8. Leanne Says:

    The fireworks block is beautiful. You can sash the log cabins with just a white or other neutral and the quilt will be wonderful. And I often have days like that, but I try to relax into them as you clearly did rather than feel like I got nothing done.

  9. diane stanley Says:

    Once you need to leave the house it seems all the sewing plans leave with you. But, it looks like you did get some things done this weekend. Those firework blocks are a mini quilt each, just like the swoon blocks! Looking good, tho!

  10. MelD Says:

    Those Rouenneries are so pretty – I wouldn’t really have thought of putting a toile de jouy into a patchwork! This block is a particularly beautiful one.

  11. Dianne Says:

    Im thining of doing something for the siblings together too. something quick with a Little APples layer cake I have . Any bright ideas?

    Love your firework block.