Sunday, 21 February 2016

Oh what a Sunday...


As I lay here watching Molly on TV I am reflecting on my day...
I went into the sewing room this morning and finished my talking book. I listen to this to give me some relax time. So while I was listening I did some great sewing...
Firstly, I redid and finished my block 2 of the Splendid Sampler blocks...
http://www.thesplendidsampler.com/2016/02/17/block-2-wings-2/
I wasn't happy with one of the corners with the butterflies. The colours just didn't work for me.. So after I worked the stitching for the antennas I unpicked some... The gold coloured butterfly didn't work but once I changed it around the blue floral did...
Block 2.. Splendid Sampler.....
This is the corner I unpicked


I spun the block in the corner from the yellow butterfly to the patterned blue design. Good choice.
I am happy with the changes I have made.
Spinning the block was a good idea...
Now I am happy with what I have done...

Next I worked on 2 aprons that I need for some birthday presents next week.
I have been looking for this pattern for a while and a member of the Kilmore quilters  group sent me a link of the pattern her mum used...
So here it is...
Well this is what I did and I finished the two of them. All be it I still had some hand stitching to do...
Oops don't forget to angle the straps at 45 deg.... I didn't on my first but the second sits so much better.
Look at the angle I have put the neck straps. These ones work 
Here one  is finished 

Now I am sewing on the buttons....
Sewing on the buttons to make them finished..
 And they are done..
Aprons are finished
Next on the list was to finish my little purse..
The hand stitching binding is done and the press stud is on. It's finished...
The binding being done...

Sewing the binding, press stud and finishing
My little purse is finished
I also got some patches sewn on to my hubbies blanket. We started it years ago. I think when hubby started the Ulysses Motorcycle group. Every where  he has been in Australia... on his bike has a patch and there are extras from our trip overseas....

So I finally got to add the last additions of his HOG memberships...
Tony's motorbike quilt.
I originally bought a wool blanket from the local op shop to 
Here is another Aussie Hero Laundry bag.. The matching quilt will be finished this week...
Aussie Hero Laundry Bag


8 comments:

  1. My goodness women there is no stopping you ,you are on fire,lots of lovely things you have been sewing,love the aprons and well done with your block,enjoy your evening my friend xx

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  2. Hello FNSI sister! You've been busy! What a great collection of projects. I think you definitely improved the block by turning the butterfly around. That must not have been fun though, but it was worth it.

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  3. Gee Jo you are just amazing and what a productive weekend. Love the aprons you have done a great job. x

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  4. Wow!!!! You are super productive this week!! Lots of beautiful sewing projects happening at your house.

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  5. Definitely the right decision with the butterfly but don't ya hate reverse stitching. Ulysses bike club.. I have some fond memories of Very Special Kids days with them up at Cardenia Reservoir.

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  6. Your comment about your husband's blanket took me back a little under 30 years to when our daughter went to Girl Guide camp. She had to take a blanket, covered with all the badges she had earned as a Brownie Guide. I used an old blanket I had kept from my parents' house when Mum died. I sewed all of Caroline's badges on so that when they sat around the campfire each night she could wrap herself in it. I am hoping I still have it tucked away somewhere at home so I can show it to Caroline and make sure she knows where the blanket came for - her Grandmother who died 3 years before she was born.

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  7. Super productive! What a lovely day!

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    1. Wow Jo what a productive day you had. Lovely sewing

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