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Monday, 28 January 2013

Super quick post


I am going to just post a couple of pictures so I can get on and sew!  This morning is my only sewing window all week so I have to make the most of it.

I have been chipping away at my Finish-a-Long stuff so hopefully I will have an update on at least one of those very soon.  In the meantime, I managed to put together this for the February LMQG challenge:
chinese new year mini quilt year of the snake script
The challenge theme is "Year of the Snake" and this is supposed to be the Chinese symbol for 'snake'.  It is approx 8.5" square, and so is too big for a mug rug, but is a bit small for a wall hanging, so I'm not sure what to do with it yet.  But I enjoyed making it.  Maybe I could make one for all 12 Chinese zodiac years and turn them into a quilt!

The other thing I made this week - and which was delightfully quick to do - was a Victorian style mob cap.  One of the mums at school asked if I could knock something together for her, as she is helping out at "Victorians Day" for one of her children's classes and the grown-ups have been asked to dress up.  I enlarged a child's pattern that I have in the depths of my pattern box, and came up with this:
victorian mob cap pattern
...skillfully modelled by Billy the Bear.  It's actually very comfy! 

Right now I am going to do a bit more sewing on my daughter's Nano Iro sundress, and if I have time I am going to start my Pervalong!  Fabric pressed, foundation papers prepped, and I'm ready to go!  Wheeeeeeeee!

Have a great week everyone x


  1. just love your "too big for a mug rug" mug rug

  2. Your Chinese challenge non mug rug is fantastic! I am set for an epic fail on that challenge ;-)

  3. woot woot for the perv!!!
    (and I am a fail for the challenge too!)

  4. Loving the snake mug rug/hanging/block, it looks very funky! I have absolutely no ideas on anything else that could be done, so I'm almost glad to be visiting family this weekend - no pressure!

  5. Your challenge block looks brilliant Gertie.

  6. Loving the eclecticness of your makes ;-)

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