Saturday, 16 June 2018

Stitching Update - Working on a UFO and a New Project

Now that winter has arrived it is time to hunker down and spend some time stitching.  This weekend we had nothing planned and the weather is somewhat bleak.  Snow is forecast for the surrounding hills tonight and tomorrow.

After I finished my June OMG nice and early I thought I'd better get out another UFO and make some progress on it.  After all, I do want to put a big hole in that pile this year.

This was our project at Nundle two years ago.  It is a design by Lynette Anderson.  I had hoped to have it finished by Easter last year......then Easter this year..... As you can see, I didn't do very well with either of those goals.  

There is just a tiny bit of stitching to go on the three bunnies.  I have simplified the design a bit, but am happy with that.  The stitcheries have done many miles with me.  I will do a tiny bit  every now and then, but I just don't seem to get that last little bit done.  Well, I made a start in my lunch break yesterday.  I will want a portable project next week, so I'd better get them finished and basted to their hexies.  Then I can start stitching them all together.  I'd like to have the project finished next month, well before next Easter.

Now, onto my start....

I have really enjoyed doing the RSC  blocks each month.  I also really enjoyed the Half Square Triangle Sampler a couple of years ago.  Can you see where this is going?  There are so many BOMs online that I never feel that I can commit to.  This month there have been two new ones start.  However, they both have a block released every week, not fortnight or month, as the others I have done. 

Splendid Sampler 2 and Moda Blockheads 2.  I like the look of both of them.   Splendid Sampler 2 has a 6 inch block released each week for 20 weeks.  There are actually 100 blocks and you have to buy the book to receive the balance of the blocks.  

Moda Blockheads 2 has 52 blocks - one released each week.  They range in size from 6 inches to 18 inches.  The variation of sizes appeals to me.

I want to do them both.  I also want to just use my stash if possible.

I have started Splendid Sampler 2.  As the blocks are small I have finally decided to use my little 1930s stash.  Its been sitting there for a few years waiting for the right project to come along.  I bought most of the fabrics at Braidwood a few years ago.  They were very reasonably priced.  Some of the other smaller pieces came from a scrap bag I bought at some markets once.  I think I may have to buy a few more fabrics to round out the variety of colours.  I'm keeping every tiny scrap, as I dare say they will come in handy for some of the blocks.

Considering the blocks finish at 6 inches, there was quite a bit of fabric for the first block.

Getting closer.

Ta da!  Block 1 done and dusted.  I'm rather happy with it.  Lots of little pieces of fabric in this block and lots of off cuts that have gone into the little scrap bag.  

I just hope I can maintain the momentum to keep up with this stitchalong, but I'm going to give it a red hot go.

Now for Blockheads 2.  Do I or don't I?  I have two piles of fabric that I could use.  I just need to have a bit more of a think before I jump in.  Mind you, what is the worst that could happen?  I would have some sampler blocks that I could build on at a later date.  We'll see tomorrow.


Janice said...


Maria said...

Lovely LA Easter project and I'm sure you'll get it finishedsoon.
Pretty 1930s fabrics for the SS2. Your fist block looks great.
I did the first SS and it was fun to do. Enjoy the journey..

Chookyblue...... said...

Nice block ..... I'll see your hexies this week hopefully .. .

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your block looks great as does your ufo project. I am singing loudly so I can't hear the Splendid Sampler and Blockhead talk lol!

Jenny said...

I've never done one of the internet block of the month projects, still trying to deal with my many UFOs. But I am very tempted with the colour of the month series, perhaps next year. Your Easter project looks very sweet.

peg coen said...

There’s nothing stopping you ❤️❤️❤️

Fiona said...

I love those fabrics.... I have some too I must use one day... well done with your first block... it looks great.