This week, any previous sewing plans went right out the window when I got sucked into the Crosscut Quilt Along with Debbie from A Quilter’s Table.  She totally forced me, kicking and screaming, no choice whatsoever on my part… ;o)  It was actually really lovely to think about a nice, quick project, just for me, that I could make from scraps.  Then I went looking for the best scraps for this and found a stash of Karen Lewis Textiles scrap bundles (I think there were maybe 3 or 4 to start with that had been picked over for a couple of other projects first).  It was a match made in heaven with some of my texty fabric stash, and then part way through I had a sudden brainwave and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the finished crosscut mini top, and a whole load of KLT panels that I’ve been hoarding for a couple of years from when I was in her club (which sounds terribly dodgy I realise!)  Once I’d the idea in mind, I realised I needed a few more colours to round out my rainbow and then I could get cracking – I nearly had to scrape the poor woman off the floor from shock at the fact that I was finally going to cut into the stash (it has been something of a running joke for years).  I do have some ‘have to’ sewing to get done first, but I’m itching to crack on with it!

This week there will be more silly hours at work, and then I will be training the new staff for The Littlest Thistle this weekend and hopefully getting Monday off to go and see the poppies in Perth.  I will get 2 bee blocks started sometime though, and the staff are bringing fabric for my next QN project (sorry, the postie is still holding onto this month’s subscriber copy, so I can’t show you that yet), so I’m sure I won’t get bored any time soon!

Finishes This Week:


In Progress This Week:

This is what I made as part of the cross cut quilt along.  I deliberately tried to make it a kind of graduated rainbow, does it still work once it’s chopped up and reassembled?




To Be Worked On This Week:

  • Bee Blocks
  • QN Project
  • Sneaky KLT/text project