How are you, enjoying Summer? What have you been sewing, what's been keeping you busy?
If you live in the UK like me you are probably (dare I say) fed up of the heatwave! I like the sunny weather but not when it's so hot it's difficult to do just about anything and unlike some places, houses in the UK are well insulated for the winter but we don't have air con, so it's a tad warm! Definitely not weather for snuggling under a quilt whilst putting the binding on!
There has however been plenty of sewing going on.
I finished all my blocks for the Riley Blake block challenge 2022 and now just need to decide how to arrange and put them together as a quilt top. I love how they have all turned out.
I finished my first Jelly Roll rug and although a bit wobbly in places I love it!
I've also had an idea using the quilt as you go technique which is coming together.
Finally I managed to catch up on some of the monthly projects as part of the Clover and Violet Sewing club, so many good projects!
Here's a sneak peek of each of those for now as they all deserve a bit more explanation in a later post!
|A finished block from the RBD block challenge 2022|
|August's project from the Clover & Violet sewing club|
|July's project from the Clover & Violet sewing club|
And why the return to blogging, you might be asking if you've got this far in the post, well I think like many I love Instagram but am finding that I am either seeing too many adverts/sponsored posts that I did not ask to see or the new trend of reels, which I like but not for every post I see. I think, as I have said before on my blog I am a bit old school and used to love Flickr and the swaps and quilt bees and love reading a blog or learning a new technique through a tutorial. Although will still spend far too many hours on IG 🤣
So, thanks if you made it this far with my ramblings and see you again soon! Also let me know what you're sewing!
Happy Stitching x