Wednesday, 28 August 2013

WIP Wednesday: August 28

I spent the week doing very small bits of sewing now and then... but it paid off. I basted 113 hexagons and made 5 blocks for my Farmer's Wife Quilt.  I realized after making 3 of them that I needed a new thread/trimming/garbage collection system because everytime I moved I got covered in thread bits.
See, its was a mess. I found a tutorial by Tabitha at The Polka Dot Apron on making a thread catcher/pincushion and went for it! I used the neon orange fabric that I got for $1/m in the spring. I love the fabric, but find it way too bright to use on anything big (I considered recovering my ironing board with it, but it might induce migraines in such a large expanse).

The thread catcher is working great and my space feels so much cleaner. I wish I had taken time sooner to make one of these handy little tools. 

Lastly, here are the blocks I finished this week for my Farmer's Wife Quilt.

Block 41 - Friendship Star
Block 11 - Broken Dishes
Block 20 - Churn Dash
Block 4 - Basket Weave
Block 72 - Railroad

All 7 completed blocks
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Thanks for stopping by to have a look. Enjoy the last Wednesday of August.


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