24 October 2012

Playing catch-up

My sewing has been sadly neglected as of late.  October has been all about parents visiting, home showings, house-searching and kids activities.  The sewing list needs some attention.

Over the weekend my guild had another Charity Sew Day, so I was able to start a charity quilt (which still needs quilting).  Jennifer pre-cut strips of studio remnants donated by the ever-generous Julie of The Intrepid Thread.  Our challenge was to piece a Strip and Flip crib-sized quilt top using a tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew.  Here's my contribution:

We deviated from the tutorial a teeny bit by using twenty 2.5-inch strips rather than the called-for twenty-seven 2-inch strips.  This is a quick and lovely quilt top, and a great way to use up half of a jelly roll.  Or you can use those favorite prints you've been hoarding without depleting them since you only need a 2" or 2.5" x WOF strip!

I also managed to start a few bee commitments despite the busy schedule.  Kate sent Metro Living and Field Study pieces for the September Design Camp block but a mailing mishap caused a delay in the fabrics reaching me.  Just a little left to do... I'm only a couple rows short of finishing the second block.

October's blocks for do. Good Stitches are EPP stars.  Rachel requested  this pretty fall palette.  I've finally gotten around to cutting the fabric, and as I've fallen in love with English paper piecing, these should go fairly quickly.

In other sewing news, I'm eagerly anticipating the Get Your Curve On class this weekend.  Time to start pulling fabric and getting my gear ready...

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. Oh, I love your charity quilt top. I can think of a few fabrics in my stash that could benefit from that pattern. :)

  2. Love the Charity quilt and the design - the colors are great

  3. I don't know how you have time to sew with all that going on!
    Lovely little quilt.
    Good luck with the move :0)

    Happy Sewing

  4. The blue strip quilt looks terrific! Off to look at the link for the pattern!

  5. Sooo pretty, I love it. Wish I could have made the sew day.

  6. It was fun seeing you at the workshop. Look at everything you got done despite selling your house and soccer games!

  7. Good grief, I go away for 3 1/2 weeks and you take up stripping in my absence... ;o)


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