Friday, November 19, 2021

I'm really getting somewhere!

Today I made block 5 from the Free Block Friday project, I'm really enjoying playing with my 30's prints, and I feel like it might be a little while before I put the storage container away, they're such happy fabrics.

I don't have really large pieces of any of the 30's fabrics, so it will be a challenge when it comes time for sashing and borders, but I'm confident I'll come up with something I'm happy with. This block was finished just in time, as the email has come through announcing block 6 literally while I've been typing this post! If I can, I'd like to get it done this weekend rather than later in the week :-)

I've also finished piecing the mats I've been working on for a number of weeks, I still have to quilt several of them, but I'm thrilled to be nearing the finish line with them:

The quilting doesn't take as long as the piecing, and I think for these mats, the quilting is my favourite part of the process.

As I mentioned last week, because of the Adelaide Christmas Pageant it was time to put the tree up and begin decorating for the festive season:

I haven't purchased any new decorations for the tree so far this year, and that's unusual, but to be honest I don't think there is any more room. Each year I try to get myself organised and purchase a glass pickle ornament, but so far I'm never at David Jones before they run out of stock, and this year I can't see that they have them at all. Some day I'll check that item off my list.

And I'm super happy with how the new tree skirt looks:

The pretty fabric from the panel really makes it don't you think? If anyone would like some, I purchased extra, so just let me know :-) This tree skirt is wider than the other ones I've made - it's 60", so I'll have extra space for presents!

Alrighty, I've managed to get this post done while it's still Friday, so I'm happy. I hope you've all had a great week, and I'll chatter again next week! xox


Wendy Caton Reed said...

You are truly remarkable! I cannot believe you are almost done with all those table mats! You are an inspiration! I love those 30's prints in your Free Block Friday blocks. So sweet! Happy quilting!

Pam said...

30's prints are my all time favourites. I have two quilts cut ready to piece when babies allow. The tree looks lovely. We have had to settle for a tiny tree this year that is out of reach of babies 😁

Janet said...

Wow, you are amazing and remarkable as said above. I love your 30s blocks. I pulled out my 30s fabric and been printing the pattern but and this is a big BUT, I aggravated by arthritis in my cutting hand so I am waiting for the injection to help and then I hope to be off to the races, haha.Amazing job on the mats. I love your tree, there is something about a thinner tree that enhances the decorating.
Have a great weekend.

mereth said...

I love your tree and the skirt underneath looks fabulous. I've got some vintage prints that I'll get around to one day too.

Jean McGee said...

I love the fabrics you are using for the Friday blocks they are so soft and pretty. Your Xmas tree is just beautiful loaded with decorations and the skirt is gorgeous.
Have a great week and see you soon, 💕💕

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Great progress on the table mats. Love the Christmas Tree cover and those 1930's can be addictive Have a great week! Hugs

Kim said...

Your Christmas tree skirt is gorgeous! It is the perfect pretty for your lovely tree. Loving those 1930's fabrics. This will be such a sweet quilt. Just visiting from northern Tassie and so glad I did. It is lovely to find another Aussie gal in the blogsphere.


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