Monday, August 22, 2011

Some Sewing

Sorry for the lack of posting, its not that I haven't had much to post about, its more the lack of decent internet access that has let me down :-(

Anyway, firstly im so behind on the 30 day photo challenge that I have decided to give up, I love the idea so much but with the lack of internet whilst im on holiday its just not working.

I have however been able to get some sewing done, yay! I dont think that i have mentioned it before but I have recently signed up for a few swaps and bees (have i mentioned it?).

I originally wanted to sign up to the 4x5 modern bee on flickr but as I had no swapping history I wasn't able to, but they sent me over to the 3x6 bee and im really enjoying it. Im in hive 10 and ive got a lovely group to make blocks for, yesterday I started sewing for them, I had been dilly dallying about what block to make, I wanted to make a swoon style block but I decided that it would probably be too time consuming so I chose 'Up the Garden Path'

Holly wanted a background of white, grey or linen with flashes of colour such as mustard, caramel, avocado or orange and she wanted it to have a retro 50's vibe, hope ive captured what she was thinking.

Megan wanted a modern block with purple, orange and shades of grey

Nydia wanted purple, lime and aqua on white, there is no aqua in this block though, fingers crossed its ok

Cindy wanted lime and grey on white

I still have two more blocks to do, Im off to Melbourne this weekend but hopefully I will find the time to fit them in. Here are the four ive have done so far, all together

The swap that im part of is For The love of Solids, also on Flickr, Ive been working hard in my mother in laws wonderful sewing shed and finished the main item for my partner

Its a zig zag tote in Kona medium grey and orange. I lined it with plastic so that hopefully she finds it really versatile as its now wipe clean, or good for the beach etc.

I just need to hurry up and make the other little gifts to send with it

Im hoping that my adorable husband will let me have another trip to Spotlight and a spend up in my Mother In Laws local quilt shop run by the lovely Ann of periwinkle patchwork (you should check her out, her work and her shop are fantastic) before we go home (Fabric here works out even more expensive at home with the exchange rate being so bad for us at the moment but a girl just has to buy fabric while she is in another country dont you agree?)

Linking up for Sew Modern Monday, head over and check out the other lovelies


Sarah said...

I do love that bag :-)

Cindy said...

Your blocks are lovely - you did a great job of capturing their preferences. I am in love with Nydia's block.

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Wonderful blocks, and what an awesome bag!

Toni said...

Your blocks look great! That sounds like a fun bee. And what a cute tote! I'm sure your partner will love it!

Lyanna L. said...

I really like your blocks! =)

Megan said...

Beautiful blocks and great FTLOS bag! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

I love the blocks and the tote looks great. I have a toddler, so I appreciate anything that is wipe clean!