Thursday, June 5, 2014

This Week's Meager Sewing ;/

I have not had much time to sew during the week this week since I have been working alot. However, next week I have very few hours due to some weird scheduling things at work it is looking like this may be the first summer I don't get enough hours.  While I am stressing on how the bills are going to be paid, at least I have plenty of fabric, thread and patterns so I can at least sew in all that free time!  
In other good news, my cousin Kai Len, who lives in the Amsterdam, surprised me with some fabric and a card!  So sweet of her to think of me.  My dad's oldest brother had four daughters (we always called them the California cousins) and I didn't meet them until I was around thirty--in fact I still haven't met the youngest one.  These four gals are truly a blessing in my life, they have a fabulous mother and are really grounded, smart, beautiful gals and are always uplifting everyone around them.  It really made my day that Kai took the time and effort to choose this fabric and send it all the way to the States for me!
 I did manage to make the Lover's Knot block but my contrast wasn't so good since I used two fabrics for the light.  One was okay but the other was a little darker so it kind of blends.  I will use it though and am glad I got it made.
 I also took a friend of mine's suggestion and tried making larger hst's to mimic the ones already in the top...not sure I am loving it either.  So far nothing is sewn on past the tan/grey strip but this weekend SOMETHING has got to move on this quilt!  Perhaps I am overthinking it?

 Looking forward to my weekend so I can sew!

6 comments:

Cathy said...

Love your new fabrics! What a wonderful squishy surprise. I tend to agree with you about the HST's. Not sure they are the answer. My go-to is always the pinwheel block but perhaps some fun 4-patches?

Gina said...

love how the medallion looks with those hsts. Really sets it off.
xx

make.share.give said...

Pretty new fabrics!

Nell's Quilts said...

I love the colour in the HST's. What if you played with the arrangement of them to see if there is a different way of using them that makes you happier.

Nell's Quilts said...

I love the colour in the HST's. What if you played with the arrangement of them to see if there is a different way of using them that makes you happier.

Sheila said...

Love your fabrics from Amsterdam!
I find achieving contrast with yellow is difficult.
The quilt is coming along nicely.