Day 346

I should properly title this “weekly update” since daily sewing and record thereof has fallen by the wayside.

Guild meeting last night…we had a garage sale. I scrounged up a few things to put in the sale and they all sold, hooray! So I made 10$. And spent 9$. I found roughly two charm packs worth of 2.5″ squares, a new spool of Aurifil thread in a dreadful marsala colour which might work on a quilt I need to quilt or will be good for longarm practice, and two fabric marking pens.

I also pulled out two recently finished quilts to show at show and share. This one and this one. After I got them from their hanging up spot in the hall cupboard there was a gap. And in that gap was a pair of men’s khaki summer weight jeans. With two pins marking where the new hem should be. And of course my husband saw the pants and said “I thought I had another pair but I couldn’t find them.” Turns out he bought them last summer. And has never worn them. Oops? My bad? Mea culpa. That got done today.

And longarm update! It’s my week to use it and I thought it time to try out a real quilt. I loaded up a not-so-precious quilt (my friend Sarah [she used to blog but not so much any more] just told me about her way of thinking about quilts: the favourite/special/precious ones and the less-precious ones and the ones in between.)

It’s a quilt I made a long time ago using the guild block lotto blocks from 2013-14. There’s a blog post about it.


MUCH better here than in a bag under the bed.


I went for really big loopy loops. It was either that or do a complete custom job. And I don’t think this quilt deserves any more of my time, so loops it was. Plus quilting a twin quilt in <one hour!? WIN!!!! Red was what I had on the machine for practicing and I just kind of liked it.

Day 226

And the crazy busy continues! Did not finish my hexie mini in time because I had to cover for a friend. She’s this year’s block lotto co-ordinator for our guild but she hurt her knee and ankle and had no block prepped for the meeting tonight. So I chose a random quilt block from my brain, but couldn’t find a tutorial. Blergh – more work. Made three blocks, taking photos as I went. Whipped up a tutorial. Done.


Not done: my hexie mini. Dammit.

Day 177

Calculated various backs for the scrappy blue 15 minutes of play quilt. Three options, of varying fiddliness. One looks like a Union Jack so that one is out. Another requires 8″ blocks that are in base five, so that’s a different kind of fiddly. Plenty of time to decide as the top isn’t even finished yet!

Made a couple of blocks for the guild lotto at the next meeting. Link has the tutorial.