Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Herringbone Xmas blocks progress.

Instead of finishing the embroidery on this quilt, which despite this picture has been bound and washed..

...because I can't decide on a font (is that the lamest excuse I've ever given, even to myself?) I've picked up my next WIP.

I cut up a charm pack of Kate Spain's Flurry into one and a half inch strips to be my leader and Enders project but it didn't seem to progress at all. When I had a burst of sewjo on Monday night I realised that some strips hadn't been cut to the correct width.

I had already tried to randomise the strips and couldn't face either a) trimming them one by one as I came across them, or b) sorting them from the pile and cutting them down. I just wanted to sew.

Hopefully once all the Christmas nibbles are artfully arranged on the runner no-one will notice the fatter blocks. ( The phrase 'do my blocks look fat in this?' springs to mind. ) Here are the seven trimmed blocks just waiting for their sashing - probably Kona Snow with pebble quilting. Sorry about the late night, indoor light grainy pic.


linking to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

No finishes this week but progress is good ;-)




  1. I love the first quilt. Stars are my favorite.

  2. Love Kate Spain's Flurry collection ~ it looks awesome in herringbone! Your star quilt is gorgeous as well. :)

  3. I love the blocks and think different widths are more interesting! I also giggled a lot while reading this post :-)
    p.s. Do you know your word verification is on?