Tuesday, 7 September 2010


It was Labour Day weekend for my friends on the other side of The Pond, so the Liberated Quilters Yahoo group decided to hold an online virtual retreat.  Our online retreats don't just last the weekend.  They can go on for days - just like real ones.  So we are retreating up to and including tomorrow.

I couldn't join in properly until yesterday as The Young One was home from lycée and we had shopping and washing to catch up on before she returned yesterday.

However, once I got the chores out of the way, the cover came off the sewing machine and we were off.

(Please excuse the poor quality of the photos.  Even my lovely Panasonic can't take good photos if it's raining outside!)

First up - another finished top for Q4L

It's gone a bit wonky as some of the blocks weren't exactly 8.5 inches square.  Heigh ho.

When I took the third row off the wall to sew together, I found a crumbs block that I had started, doing L&E's between the red and white blocks.

I just had to start adding to it.  Out came the crumbs bin and the plans for the rest of the day sort of went out of the window!

Then I started getting a guilt complex about not starting my niece's quilt.  I've been pondering about this for weeks.  Not at all sure what to do and promising myself that Estella's quilt won't be overshadowed by it.  The first niece is always the favourite!

Anyway, I've finally made a start.

I'm going to make some more blocks up and take it from there. Sort of log cabin'ish I think. Just keep adding strips of pink

See ya!


Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

time escapes when playing with scraps! I like what you have started!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I love those little blocks..great idea of using the same fabric in the centre and then going scrapy on the edges. You've got me thinking!! :o)