Sunday, 12 January 2014

The Lazy global sewing retreat!

Yes, that is right, Lazy Bums gathered at their sewing machines for an extended 24 hour period, and sewed. We all sewed different projects, but chatted in between, and made great progress.
I had planned for, well since ages, to do a scrappy trip around the world. So, this retreat was the perfect impetus to get it started.
 Starting with precut strips, played with combinations, sewing 6 strips together, a bit more cutting, a little seam ripper work, and a little more sewing, and the block emerges.




















 In very short order, I have three blocks.

Three blocks are very little use to anyone, so I set to, and managed to make four more.

My sewing was complicated, first by the fact that I had had to work that morning- a sad incursion into sewing time- and further by the fact that we had invited friends to join us for a meal that evening...
So, I sewed, then peeled some spuds, sewed, then peeled a carrot.. or two.. sewed and made some stuffing for the chicken... and sewed again.














And I had just finished my seventh block, when my friends turned up!
Rescued at about 4.30, by my OH arriving and taking over the cooking, just so I could take part in the retreat! Got to love that fellow!

Another shock to the system, He actually admired these blocks! without prompting! Now, that is quite something!



The next four blocks..

 All seven together..

And today, I just thought, between this, that and the other- I could make a couple more?

But my bobbin ran out- so I refilled it



Disaster! Why, oh why, and actually how does the bobbin do this??

a long time was spent trying to sort this one out. Eventually, I snipped it all off, and started again...








so, now, I have another four blocks, and my OH has done the maths, and reckons I can make these comfortably at half an hour each!


so if I put my mind to it, I might be able to get a whole quilt top's worth in a day! If I did not have other life essentials to get on with... like working,eating and sleeping..


meantime- I love them!

9 comments:

Janine said...

This is looking great! If only we had uninterrupted days...

Caroline said...

I spy a moon! very cool fabric, looking forward to seeing the finished quilt :)

Fabraholic said...

It was such fun sewing together! So sad you didn't get your full 24 hours!

Sarah said...

Wow. You really were going great gun there. It's so nice how these take on their own identity when they are all put together. Fab scrappiness!

the running hare said...

I love trips around the world blocks! You seem to be motoring through them-twill be a beautiful scrappy quilt!

Di said...

You obviously had a good sewing day. Your scrappy trips are looking fab. Di x

Linda Coleman said...

love your trip around the world blocks. I really enjoyed the sewing day and it was great to chat to everyone as well

Indianna said...

Love your scrappy trip blocks. My Pfaff does that to bobbins if I fill them....I've learnt to put less on there and just change them more often.

Barb and Sharon said...

Wow, you got a lot of work done considering all the interruptions. Lovely!
Barb@Witsend

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