Wednesday, September 21, 2016


At the end of last month's craft group meeting, we were given a list of fabric pieces to cut out, ranging from six squares 4 cm by 4 cm to two rectangles 38 cm by 4 cm. Of course it's been on the bottom of my to-do list ever since. Of course it took much longer to achieve than I bargained for. But I did manage to get it all done before yesterday's meeting, including stitching applique leaves to 12 of the squares. We were given a heart pattern, but that wasn't obligatory, so I used a leaf shape instead.

The fabric pieces need to be put together in a precise order, which is what we learnt at the meeting. We took along our sewing machines and chatted as we sewed:

Though in this picture we all seem to be concentrating rather than chatting! There wasn't time to join all those bits, but I have the instructions to finish at home. This is my progress so far:


  1. Looks like an interesting project is underway. A quilt, perhaps? Have fun.

  2. Lovely blocks/strips! What's it going to be?
    You gals must have strong arms to carry your sewing machines! I can barely lift it half open - the base is terribly heavy :-(

  3. I love the blocks and fun with a group of friends.

  4. That look like a pretty pattern! How big will the final result be?

    1. It's not very big, tray cloth size, maybe 16 inches by 9.

  5. It looks like fun, but I'm afraid I wouldn't get much accomplished. I'd spend too much time visiting!