Monday, 19 September 2016

playing catch up

After a week or so away from my sewing machine, I can't seem to settle on any one WiP
Instead, I've been all over the place, doing little bits & pieces
- just happy to catch up with lots of different things! 

The pickle dishes are coming along, slowly.
I didn't think I would, but I'm loving the repetitive process of paper piecing and the accuracy!
I just need to remember to change to a smaller stitch each time I get to the machine...

The stars keep mounting up too, daily.
Definitely a quilt to make from your precious scrappy stash ...

and my 'scrappy trips'  is almost was almost there!
It's so true what they say - sometimes stepping back & taking a little break really does help!
After not sewing for a week or so,
I relooked at all my blocks and suddenly decided I really needed a few lighter ones.

So nice to have things all ready cut up, all ready to go for just a few more sewing miles...

I do enjoy sharing my quilts as I work on them, how about you?
Linking up this week's scrappy play progress with Cynthia here  'oh scrap'
and with Em over here for 'moving it forward'

a bit more # 52
oh, and I've been out shopping this week too!
a couple of "Les Fleurs" fabrics from Cotton & Steel
- have you ever seen such a pretty selvedge?

and a little bit of Anna Maria Horner fabric may have just come home with me too...

Happy sewing!


  1. So many fun projects! No wonder it's hard to pick only one to work on.

    1. Oh dear LeeAnn, I think it might be a case of “sew many projects/ sew little time” around here just now!
      Thanx for stopping by, Linda

  2. Great eye-candy going on, especially the lovely strips you curated! I didn't really think I would like paper piecing either, and you know, I didn't ahaha! Your Pickle Dishes look well-worth it!

  3. You are working hard at catching up on lost machine time Linda! Delightful projects as always :-) Oh and I agree, that is a gorgeous selvedge!

  4. Everything is sooo pretty! Have a great week ♥

  5. Love your style. Keep up the great work.

  6. Your projects are so colorful! I love them! Would you mind sharing where you found the patterns for the first two? I may be adding more to my Quilty Dreams 2017 list! Oh Oh! :)

  7. Busy, busy girl! All looking lovely and wonderful new fabrics, I looked at this range on the computer a few days ago, lovely designs.

  8. Oh, I'm loving seeing all this wonderful color! Your pickle dishes and stars are such a LURE to start a new project. Or two...

  9. Ooh, great sewing and nice buys!

  10. You have some great projects on the go. I love your fabric selections: you have a really good eye.


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