14 Apr 2022

Sweet Dreams & new quilt plans

 I've had a nice few days of sewing, getting caught up with my Sweet Dreams blocks and making plans for new quilts to sew. 

Block 11 - I made these with a pop of orange in the centre. I need to add another border strip around this but I'm still deciding on what fabric to use for the border.


Block 12 


Block 13 - It's a simple basket but gosh I had to do a lot of unpicking and resewing with this block to get it right. Now that it's finished I think the orange instead of the floral would be a better contrast but it will do as it is.


Block 14


I feel like I'm slowly starting to get into new routines now and having more energy to get things done is a lovely way to start the day after years of just feeling exhausted a lot of the time. Its amazing what a good nights sleep can do.

Yesterday I mowed the lawn which took me almost an hour and I really enjoyed it! Being outside in the sunshine instead of sitting in an office under a flourescent light looking at a computer all day is just wonderful!

DH is still at home resting after his surgery a few weeks ago and so he can't do anything around the house at the moment. Last week he saw the surgeon who is thinking of taking him back for more surgery, we will know more after his next appointment next week. He has only 10 weeks until he retires so he may not be back at work for much of it.

I've been looking at lots of quilt patterns this week and have decided on my next quilt, its the  pattern Summer in the Country. I'll use this fat quarter bundle - Cherry Lemonade - and some fabrics from my stash as well, so thats what I'm playing with at the moment.


Then this morning I saw some posts about Moda Blockheads 4 and it looks like a fun challenge. So I'm going to make a scrappy version of that. I love sampler quilts as there's so many interesting blocks to make and I really need to reduce my scraps so this looks like fun.

Whats on my sewing table right now? I'm about to start work on Summer in the Country as soon as I finish this post.


8 comments:

  1. Glad you're enjoying yourself!
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  2. I love patchworks but, I have zero talent and zero patience. I admire your work. Your fabrics are really pretty.

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    1. thanks T'Pol, its my happy place where I can just forget about everything else, so nice to finally have the time.

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  3. Oh that quilt is just lovely! Oddly enough I TOTALLY lost the sewing bug when covid hit and now, two years later it still hasn't come back! Darn it!

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    1. I need to get my reading bug back but I'm certainly making up for lost time with the sewing at the moment.

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  4. I'm slowly trying to catch up on my blog reading and just realized you're retired! Congratulations to you (and I'm glad your husband is doing ok too)!

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    1. yes, it was a relief to see that countdown hit zero finally.

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