Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Off and moving

I have given myself a talking to; no more fussing about the hand quilting - I just need to get on with it.  I've worked hard over the last two days, squeezing in few lines of stitching every time I got a few spare minutes. I'm making good progess but today I felt a strong urge to piece.  I'm up to date with my proper work, so I figured I could justify it.  I cleared a tiny space in the spare room (all that was possible at that moment), slapped a cutting mat down on the floor and my Featherweight in a corner and made a start.

Tomorrow I'll have more time and a better set-up but it was so, so satisfying to do even a tiny amount of cutting and piecing.
The size of my first pieces was determined entirely practically: I just tidied up the smallest piece of dismembered plaid shirt into a rectangle and took it from there.  

I was a bit concerned that I didn't have quite enough in my fabric pull and may still do a quick run to the shop to see if I can find another shirt but in the meantime I have pulled out a bag of scraps in the yellow-gold-ochre colour range and will use those to add a bit of variation.
That's all I achieved, took me as long to clear up the mess as it did to sew, but I finished the afternoon a happy woman.


11 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

"I finished the afternoon a happy woman." That made me smile, Kaja. Sewing can be such good therapy. I'm glad you found some time to piece!

Julierose said...

Good--that's what counts--to be happy in your crafting...i love how soft those shirtings look with the little joining strips...hugs, Julierose

Kat Scott said...

"I finished a happy woman"...... what a great statement! Need to plaster that on the wall of my sewing space.

Robin said...

Just a few creative stitches a day can make such a big difference. I really like those narrow strips. Who would have thought such a tiny piece could make such a change.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

I smiled when I read your last sentence :) So glad you found some time, its a great start!

Janie said...

I love the plaids and that floral!
I think I have some of that in my stash.
Yes, you're off to a good start, Kaja.

audrey said...

And that's exactly why we quilt. So we can finish up the day with some extra 'happy'.:)

Ann said...

I'm so glad you're starting something new. It is a joy to pull out a completely new set of fabrics and watch them become a beautiful quilt. I wish you another happy day tomorrow.

Kim said...

Good on you for getting a little more stitching done. I am loving your fabric choices. Doesn't that pretty blue floral print on the brown background look fabulous; such an inspired choice. It really makes the other fabrics pop!

patty a. said...

You started and that is the most important part. Now you seem to have a direction. What you have done so far I like a lot especially the plaid on the bias; it gives another level of interest.

Shasta Matova said...

Glad to see you are a happy woman! The fabric pull is great - those orange bits really add a lot to the blues.