Tuesday, 17 September 2013

No Will Power!!

Ok, so I caved!!  I have not even finished quilting the first of my flimsy's when a new project just had to be started.  I tried and tried to ignore the lure of the Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt A Long  (MSBHQAL) but the temptation was just too great.

I have been reading and adoring Molli's blog for about 7 months now.  He brightens my world with his infectious wit and writing style.  Let's say he spreads the love and his glittery goodness filters it's way into my world making it just that little bit brighter every day.

We are using Anne at Play Crafts Broken Herringbone Block Tutorial to make the blocks.  At first I was quite intimidated but Anne's instructions and copious number of pictures made it achievable. My practice block turned out so well that I will probably use it in the quilt.


I have completed a further 3 blocks -orange, pink and turquoise.



I love the orange block, the turquoise is ok but I am still undecided on the pink one.  Pink is really not my colour so it may just be personal preference.  I will wait until the end before I decide if I am going to use it in the quilt.

I have also been distracted making string blocks for an online quilting group swap. I love making string blocks and crumb blocks.  It is so liberating not having to be matchy, matchy and not having to worry about points and seams meeting.  Just grab, sew, iron, grab, sew, iron.  I can push through about 10 of these 8.5 " blocks in one evening so it is also quite productive.


And finally, this week I made 3 baby receiving blankets for the Obaatan Pa Hospital in Ghana, Africa. You can find out more information on this charity here.




Now to catch up on my Broken Herringbone blocks and my String blocks.  Oh and of course to try and finish the quilting on flimsy no.1 which was started 2 weeks ago and promptly pushed aside and ignored as other temptations got the better of me.

I am linking up with Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday.  Check it out.

Till next time.

Sue

12 comments:

  1. Holy moly! That's busy! Nice work. :)

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  2. Wow I love your herringbone blocks - particular the grey one. I have been resisting the herringbone challenge but I am finding it harder and harder to stay away from.

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  3. WOW those herringbone blocks are awesome. Really beautiful. If I had time I would try to join that Qal too. I'll definetly save the link as favorite and try to come back at a later time. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Your blocks look great! I love pink so it seems just fine to me :-)

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  5. Your BHB blocks are great! I've printed out that same pattern/tutorial, I just havent had a chance to start yet. I've a birthday present I just have to finish first, then I'm going to jump right into that.

    I'm not an orange person, at all, but I'm really loving that orange block!

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  6. You sure have been busy, Sue! Loving those herringbone blocks! I am in the QAL, too! Can't wait to see more!

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  7. You've got some great looking projects in progress!

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  8. your QAL blocks look awesome! I was tempted to join but I have a million things going on right now lol

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  9. Your blocks look great and what an awesome quilt they will make

    Cheers Pauline

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  10. Your blocks look great and what an awesome quilt they will make

    Cheers Pauline

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  11. love your projects! Your BH blocs are gorgeous, and I love to sew in a scrappy, unplanned way too!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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