Thursday, 29 October 2015

Needlework Tuesday - Better late than never

 Not sure what really happened to me this week, but Tuesday's post really got away from me.  In the mean time, I have been stitching away.  Several projects have seen notable progress.

I added the next two borders on the scrappy one and am piecing the next.   I like what's happening with the colours. Nothing I would have planned.  I do enjoy working from the centre out and going with whatever happens. Yes, there is a little anxiety not knowing how the end will look, but it has always been worth it in the past and I have no doubt that this one will be the same.

 I know have completed four of the five blocks for this project.  I received the block kits for free during a shop hop this summer.  The instructions have been good for all the blocks, but I am left shaking my head at the quality of some of the fabrics that were given out.  Shop owners voluntarily join the hop and it is a good way for them to get shoppers into their store.  In my thought, the fabric that they give away should be of a quality that reflects what they sell in their store.

One white fabric I threw away as it appeared to be a poly/cotton. As I spritzed a blue fabric with water, it shrunk before my eyes on the ironing board, that was just water. It lost 3/8 of an inch from a 5 inch piece.   If these two fabrics are representative to what these shops carry, then I will rarely return there to shop again.

Now before anyone jumps on my back and says I am being unfair, imagine you are at a bakery and they offered a free sample of their cake.  You bite into the cake and it's raw/burnt/stale.  Would you be eager to shop there in the future?  Same goes for the quilt shop. Don't give out bad samples. (note that I made a purchase at each shop where I received a free kit).

I am still working away on these small churn dash blocks. Quite a stack of them cut and waiting to be sewn.  There is light at the end of this tunnel, then I will be working on the setting. I expect that will move along quickly.

Needlework Tuesday is a regular weekly post where I share the progress of my various needlework projects over the past week. I enjoy the encouragement that I receive from my readers and in return visit their blogs and cheer them on with theirs. You are welcome to grab the cute little mouse and create your own Needlework Tuesday post. Leave a comment with a link and I'll be sure to visit with you.

 Thanks for the comments last week about making a t-shirt quilt.  I will be sharing them with my mom.   It will be a new experience for both of us and I'm sure her friend will appreciate our efforts.

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1 comment:

Lin said...

Nice work Heather - I especially love the blue and white. xx