Thursday, 23 February 2012

In the making...

Every so often, I'm so caught up in making and home life that I hardly go near the computer. That's been this week. The uni semester has started back, Tim's working, and a steady flow of visitors, mostly students, have started making themselves at home here again.

Amidst the fullness of life, I have still had lots of opportunity to sit at the sewing machine. It's been so long since I made time to sew quilts, and now I have three on the go!
I blogged about these warm scrappy spinning stars here. Inspired by how they came together, I decided to make a cool spinning stars quilt for a gift, but instead of cutting scraps, which takes forever, I sewed these strips together and cut 45 degree triangles from them. I'm really happy with the two different blocks that have come from them!

Then, knowing that we were going away with friends this weekend, and wanting to join in Jennifer's Modern Mini Challenge over at Ellison Lane Quilts, I used daycare day on Tuesday to make a solids woven quilt, from this pattern I made from coloured-in paper.

I'm so happy with how it turned out! I've now backed and basted it and have started hand-quilting it. Hopefully I'll get lots of chances to sit and stitch while we're away.

Such a productive, colourful week! It also included a canceled debt, a confirmed custom order that I'm very excited about and a beautiful surprise in the mail that I'll tell you all about soon!
What about you? Tell me how you're week is going?

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  1. Both quilts are lovely, but I think that solids quilt is FABULOUS! I LOVE it. Can't wait to see it quilted. Awesome job this week! :)

  2. Everything you've posted is so beautiful. Great work! I really love your fabric choices for those hexagons!

  3. I love your scrappy quilt. And your woven colors are amazing. I try to sneak in a little sewing time in the evening when the babies are sleeping, but sometimes my brain doesn't work to well anymore by then! Sounds like you had a good week.

  4. You're amazing jodi! love the colours

  5. Hi Jodi!
    I know what you mean about this week! I got offered a job in Canberra, after just beginning one in Brisbane. I'm moving soon though and having a permanent job means I will be able to buy some more of your beautiful creations!!

  6. Love the quilts. The scrappy quilt is awesome love how well the colours match, but are still eye catching =D

  7. Don't you just love it when things start coming together like that? Looks great and I love the bright colors...especially this time of year in Michigan.

  8. Oh I am jumping with joy for you!! :)
    Love the star and the mini quilt looks fab too, can't wait to see the stitching!
    Have a wonderful trip lovely Jodi!


I so love your comments! I read all of them and reply when I can. If you don't hear back, I'm lost under a mound of scraps or outside jumping on the trampoline with the kids. Jodi. xx