Sunday, 23 March 2014

just not enough time!!

I don't know about you, but getting time to sew has been a bit difficult lately.
And especially while we are having all these lovely last-of-the-summer evenings, there's just heaps of other things to do. Have you checked out the art sculpture display over at Te Atatu Penisula? And the Sol3 Mio concert? I have also been trying to catch up with book club reading! A "must read" is - "the other hand" by Chris Cleave. This book is indeed a truely special story, captivating & unforgettable! (Won't spoil it for you!)

From a sewing point of view, I now have quite a list of "things-to-finish" at the moment!
This is where I got up to with my Broken Glass quilt a couple of weeks ago -

Back into sewing again today, and I have managed to carefully put it all together. At present it's 4 blocks across by 5 down, but I plan to keep on going & make it larger. It's the kind of pattern that is really visually appealing, and the bigger the better I suspect! (haven't ironed it yet, but here's a pic so far)

I did finish the quilt for Baby Caleb & it's gone off with little Olive to give to his mum today.

 And, I am in the middle of putting together a few more blocks for Alison over @  ... the 'Giving Back - Soy Amado' project.
I added borders onto 4 of the blocks to bring them up to the required size of 12 1/2" and then did some simple straight line quilting. These four are all ready now for posting off Monday morning!

I actually love all this juggling.... you know, having a few different things all on the go at once, all at different stages! My theory is that I can focus on what ever I choose depending on time available, & my mood of course!  And then there's the inevitable sewing "bucket list" too! But the really frustrating part is not having enough time to do it all ! 
Never mind... a little bit of fabric therapy today, and at least I was able to cross a couple more things off the "things-to- finish list"! 
Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced, WIP Wednesday.
And, linking up with Fabric Frenzy Friday for the first time over @ later on. This is a link up where anything goes!! anything to do with fabric that is!


  1. Oh I am making this one too at the moment. Will watch to see how you get on with yours.

  2. Wow, love everything you are working on Linda!

    1. Thank you both - your comments are really appreciated! Linda

  3. Your Broken Glass quilt is beginning to look lovely - would love to do one of Jen's quilts one day

  4. I especially loved the dots in the borders! NICE choice!

  5. Quilt top is looking good so far and I love the borders on your soy amado blocks!

  6. I like having a few things on the go at once too-you can work on whatever you feel like at the time!

  7. That looks like such a fun pattern, must have a go with all my scraps soon. We also had sculptures by the sea here in Perth at Cottesloe. It's such a good idea and certainly brings the crowds to the beach. I also like having a number of things on the go - isn't that the definition of a patchworker anyway?

  8. Broken Glass -- love how colorful it is!

  9. Love the fabrics in your broken glass quilt! Beautiful!

  10. beautiful fabrics, love the kaleidoscope!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  11. I am loving that cheery broken glass!

  12. P.S. Thanx to everyone for such lovely comments...very encouraging, Linda

  13. Loving your kaleidoscope quilt! All the fabrics work well with each other! You did a lovely job! :)

    Would love for you to stop by tomorrow and link this up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    Fabric Frenzy Friday


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