Friday, 27 May 2016

Fibre Fun

So I've been trying to just have fun with fibre lately. And lo and behold.... it worked! Just a simple heart on backing, pulling strips from my leftover bin. Colour isn't exactly right here, it's not this washed out in real life. Hooked it on my last piece of burlap, while ignoring the pattern that I drew on there long ago. 

I've been trying to get to a very long list of projects around the house - some fibre goodness and some not. Painting, house fix-ups, etc. are in progress but will be ongoing for quite a while. A new bed quilt is needed by a certain 9-year-old, who's current flannel one is badly faded. So the 315 squares have been cut and laid out. Her Nibs approved the layout, so now the torture sewing begins. 

I don't know how others go about this, but I stack the squares for each strip and label them alphabetically. Once a strip is sewn, the letter gets safety-pinned to the one end of the strip. Theoretically if I keep my piles organized, don't let the cat get into them, then my strips should all work the way they should at the end. And once the strips are sewn....then they get sewn to each other. This will be a painful lengthy project. 

As you can see, I've already sewn A through I, with J up next. There are 21 rows, so not even halfway yet. Ah yes.... this will take a while. Wish me luck!

Monday, 2 May 2016

Fibre Finish #8

This little quilt was started a short time ago, and finished today. A wee Trip Around the World in flannel. Scrumptiously comfy! With no intended home....yet

A wee bit of fun was had on the weekend, with Wool Doodles...

No plan, just pulled leftover strips from my big ol' basket..... and a peaceful afternoon was enjoyed. Aaaaaaaah.