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…
…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.
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!