Saturday, January 14, 2017

Catching Up has been over two weeks since I last blogged!  Life has been busy and I have not had much sewing time lately so there was nothing to blog about...

Today was the Janiary meeting of the London Modern Quilt Guild.  In the morning, after the announcements, one of our members taught English paper piecing.  We were each given some paper hexagons and a needle.  I brought along a couple of 2.5" charm packs to use.  

I made a flower this morning and started another one tonight when I got home.  I'm not sure what I will make with these but I will keep making them until I run out of the gray and black fabrics In the charm pack.  

After lunch, another member of the guild taught us how to make zipper pouches.  I used some camera fabric that has been in my stash for at least a year and some leftover fabric from my daughter's graduation quilt to make my pouch.  I had the zipper as well. By the end of the day, my pouch was done! 

The pouch pattern came from the  Noodlehead blog and now that I know how to make it, I may try making some more in different sizes!  

I am late to the party, but I decided to make this year's Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.  So far, I have the neutral four patches from step one just about done.  

I'm not in a rush to get this quilt done, but will work away on it as I have time.  I have fabrics chosen out for all of the other blocks in the quilt and they are set aside.  

Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts is having a Christmas quilt sew along so I decided to jump in and make a new Christmas quilt.  It is only one block every two weeks so I hope to be able to stay caught up.  I made my first block tonight...Christmas stockings! 

I hope to get Elephant Parade back on the rails soon too.  It was put aside in favour of sewing Christmas gifts.  

Here is my final stash report for 2016...better late than never!  

Fabric used since my last stash report: 61.35yards
Total fabric used  in 2016: 122.45 yards
Fabric added to the stash since my last report: 44.5 yards.
Total fabric added in 2016: 112.25 yards
Net fabric used in 2016:  10.2 yards

At least I landed in the black!

I will link up with Kathy and the other Slow Sunday Stitchers tomorrow.


  1. LOL....glad I'm not the only one starting new projects :-). Stockings look great....this will be one fun project!

  2. I was very tempted by the Christmas sew along and now I've seen your lovely Christmas stockings I'm finding it even harder to resist!! Love your little pouch, and you have the perfect place to keep your hexie supplies too!

  3. I have yet to make a Christmas quilt and I have always wanted to. I love your little pouch. Thanks for the link. The charm fabric that you are using for the hexies is pretty.

  4. It's very organised to be thinking of Christmas in January, though I guess in quilting terms it makes a lot of sense. I always look at EPP and think how pretty it is - your hexies are no exception.

  5. So much is going on in your sewing room!
    I think I might have to join in on Lorna's Christmas quiltalong... love those stocking blocks!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

  6. So many cute projects / love that little pouch!

  7. So many cute projects! Love your Christmas Stockings!

  8. Nice stockings ! I love the dark grey background !

  9. I know what you mean about being busy and having little time for sewing and blogging...I've even been having trouble with the reading of blogs. Trying to do some catch up now. It looks like you got some time in with your guild though so that's a positive.

  10. Your hexi flowers look fabulous and fun! And the pouch is really cute, too. So glad to have you quilting along on the Have A Jolly Little Christmas QAL. Your Stockings block turned out perfect! Love the grey background. Great choice!

  11. I'm glad you found a "few" things to blog about. What fun projects! And I really like your alphabet labels to keep the patches organized on your stocking blocks.

  12. I really want to start that Christmas quilt along, but I really have to finish some other stuff first. Love your stocking blocks. Congrats for ending 2016's stash management in the black!

  13. Your projects are so lovely! I absolutely love EPP! Your pouch looks so professional! Wow! What talent! Your stockings are so pretty, as are your neutral squares for the Bonnie Hunter QAL! You know, your fabric selections for your projects are so....happy and playful! Nice!