Wednesday, 13 May 2009

BACK TO SEWING

I am back to my sewing machine and I can say that it feels good. I started a new scrap quilt after seeing some similar ones on some blogs. I devised a way of cutting and sewing stripes (probably not new to everybody else but me!) and it means that I can cut and piece a block in 30 minutes.
The squares are 1" finished. I don´t know how many I will make. When the top is big enough I will stop!

Of course I did not give up totally on wool! I dyed one roving and I finished plying the first yarn I am satisfied with. I got 370 meters out of 80 grams. That should be enough for a lacy scarf or something like that. My DH even found the perfect fitting name "Rhubarb"!
If only I had a spinning wheel....
Well in the meantime I will go back to my scrappy blocks and to my knitting.

I wish you a nice time with a lot of new projects.



12 comments:

pamina said...

Wonderful blocks Gwen A "Confetti" quilt is on my to do list since a long time !

floribunda said...

I love your new scrappy blocks -- that's one of my favorite patterns.

Diana said...

Love, love, love those blocks! 30 minutes you say? Share, please, when you have the time.

Marie France said...

En consultant ton blog j'ai été très surprise car je me suis demandé comment tu avais eu la photo des blocs que je réalise en ce moment à la machine.Mais non ce ne sont pas les miens mais nous faisons toutes les deux le même ouvrage.Dans le mien tous les centres sont rouge.Bon courage et bisous.

Anne Ida said...

Happy to see you back at the sewing machine :o) I love your blocks, it will be a fabulous quilt!

Oh, and I second Diana's request, please share how you put these blocks together!

Anne said...

Hello, oh, lovely, lovely, but did you know Lacoste was a tennis player?
Thanks for my napkins, they are lovely too!
Gros bisous
ANne

Libby said...

What beautiful blocks. Can't wait to see the completed top!

Elizabeth said...

Your DH is right that looks exactly like the colors I would think of as rhubarb.

Your scrappy blocks are wonderful as always. 1" oh my, it looks like those will be "Y" seams to sew the blocks together, or not really? That seems to be one of those things that I can do but would rather not.

MARCIE said...

Wonderful blocks Gwen! This is going to be a lovely quilt!

julieQ said...

I love your scrappy blocks. The colors you have chosen are just so pretty. 30 minutes is pretty great to get a block done!

Carol said...

What an undertaking, but my goodness it looks amazing.

meggie said...

How do you make this beautiful yarn, if you do not have a spinning wheel?
I love to knit & crochet, but I dont know about the yarns.