Sunday, 22 August 2010

Stitch-A-Thon Weekend!

After deciding that I REALLY needed to get myself into gear and make some progress on my "A Gardener's Journal" blocks for the Stitch-A-Long, I've spent a very pleasant weekend stitching ... in between the usual household chores of course. SIGH! How much more stitching could I get done if only those housework faeries would come and visit me! :0)

Now, our recent holiday gave me a bit of stitching time and a wet day this week gave me a bit more, then yesterday and last night we played "Let's Avoid The Election Television Coverage" and the resulting movie marathon helped me make even more progress. So this morning when I headed for my sewing room to add some piecing, this was my little stockpile of stitcheries ...


After a bit of head-scratching over the flower wreath blocks (remember, while I LOVE stitching, I'm not overly experienced at patchwork techniques!! Plus ... I think I missed some important instructions somewhere! Tee! Hee! Hee!) I managed to piece two more blocks ... June and July's blocks, so I guess even though I'm still behind on the Stitch-A-Long schedule, I'm no quite as FAR behind! :0) So here's the results of my head-scratching and piecing ...


Block C, "There's No Place Like Home". And boy oh boy was 'building' that house a marathon! I think I could almost have build a REAL house in the same time!! :0) That's June's block and ...

Block H Garden Tools was July's goal block. Considering my patchwork inexperience and the missing instructions (OK ... so maybe there WEREN'T any instructions missing and it just SEEMED like it cos I'm instruction-impaired! Tee! Hee! Hee!) I was pretty pleased with how the flower wreath and violet wreath came together.

So far, this is how my quilt is shaping up ...


Hmmm ... for someone who isn't really a patchworker, I seem to be doing quite a lot of piecing, don't I?! :0) I'm loving how it's all coming together ... and was even inspired to head out into my own garden this afternoon ... at which point, I probably resembled the lady in the block I'm stitching at the moment for block D ... without the hat! Tee! Hee! Hee!

Well, I'm now off to watch the "Dancing With The Stars" semi-final and help the poor lady just mentioned with her weeding. Hope your weekend has been a productive and enjoyable one too. Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS

12 comments:

ittybittyandpretty said...

love every bit of your stitchery so far.
havent been following dancing as closely this year but i guess i should watch the next few weeks...
i do like george the most tho...
have a great week ahead
xxrosey

Tudy said...

Everything looks great. Good work.

Mistea said...

Your blocks are looking so bright and cheery. Glad the head scratching worked and they came together so nicely for you.

Enjoy

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

looking fabulous :)

Judy S. said...

Weren't you the busy bee! This is going to be a stunning quilt. Hey, did you ever finish Noah? I finally figured out what happened with the pattern...printer should have been set differently, no sizing or something like that. My Noah is still waiting for me to quilt him.

Chookyblue...... said...

great progress............your doing very well.......

Jindi's Cottage said...

Well done...your quilt is looking good...you're not behind anymore...you are on track...it's still August after all and you are working on the August block now...Go Kris!

Kerryanne English said...

Wow, that's a lot of piecing for sure Kris. Won't that quilt look fabulous when you get to the end. Stick with it - not long now.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

julia said...

Wow, Kris - well done!
I don't know why you have to say that you're not used to piecing...I would never guess from the cute blocks...
Hugs, Julia

Jo said...

Hi Kris,Your blocks look great and I know what you mean about avoiding the election coverage on tv, talk about over do it.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Kris,
Oh wow, Looking good honey, great piecing and stitching going on here!
Hugs,
Anna

Grethe said...

I love the way you use different colors! Your GJ will look super in the end... and plenty of time left for us :-)

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