Sunday, April 27, 2008

Saturday is Stash Day ...

Well, perhaps this should read "Saturday after pay day is stash day..."

I went to the Patchwork Garden, intending only to buy some fabric to make a gift for M, my niece, but somehow I came out with half a dozen fat quarters to start a sampler quilt, using the book by Lynne Edwards, which I have on my shelf ...

It's going to be a long job, as I will be entirely hand piecing it (sewing machines make me stressed) but I did finish a simple block yesterday, only another 24 to go :o) Or possibly 19, it depends on how big I'm going to do it ... The colours are my favourite jewels and autumn tones, so it will be ... bright, I think is the word for it. There was a class at the store about to start, and the ladies were all very interested in what I was planning, and I got lots of compliments about my colour choices and "eye", which was nice ...

I'd love to do another block today, but I'm stitching on Morning Song with Sally as it's SAL Sunday, so it might have to wait. I want to stitch at least two bands...

3 comments:

Sally said...

Good luck with your sampler quilt Nic. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

marci said...

Yes, I am looking forward to seeing this as a WIP or completed. In awe of you hand-piecing it. Although me and my sewing machine aren't the best of pals, I think I'd rather fight with it than hand-piece anything.

Which reminds me... I do have a pattern for a quilted wall hanging that I should dig out.

Barbara said...

Good luck! I can't wait to see what you come up with!