Friday Night Sew In…Red and Green Sampler


My plans for a Friday night of major preparation of some new projects, bit the dust early!

I’ve had 3 really early starts at work this week, and back to back meetings, so by Friday and a 7.00am start I was running on fumes.   Add to that a warmish, windy couple of days creating sinus problems, and a low grade headache that doesn’t want to go away, by the time I left for home last night I was a wreck.

So, instead of spending the night at the cutting mat and light box as planned, I curled up on the couch finishing off Season One of the X Files and did some work on a couple of blocks that I had back basted last year… these are for the Red and Green Sampler I started last year, you can see my other finished blocks on the Red and Green Sampler page. Each block is 10 inches finished.

I forgot how long some of these blocks take to needleturn, and as I haven’t done it for awhile, took me a while to get my groove thing happening, but I did manage to completely finish the one above, which is one of Di Ford’s blocks from the Morell Quilt pattern and I’m about half way around the papercut style block from Darlene C. Christopherson’s book – A Perfect Union – lots of curvy bits.

In between, I did a little bit of handpiecing on another of the Morell Quilt blocks, but not enough to really show for anything… need to prepare a few more of these blocks as it was nice to know I could just pick up the box and start stitching.

Plan was to get up today and make a start on the preparation weekend I planned, but the low grade headache kicked up a notch over night so I’ve spent most of the day curled up on the couch with the cats, flicking through magazines and dozing.   Have had a cool shower, and a bowl of spag bol and more painkillers and feeling semi-comatose so might try to get the 2nd block finished, as I wouldn’t trust myself with a rotary cut today!

Well, there’s always tomorrow!

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6 Responses

  1. Lovely Morrell block!

    I’m hoping to get mine out again soon. I miss those blocks!

  2. Your blocks are impressive – love the red and green. Thanks for visiting and your lovely comment.

  3. You made progress and that’s what it’s all about! We all need that little extra commitment to get us moving sometimes.

    I hope you get rest and have a great weekend! The blocks are beautiful.

  4. WOW your block is fantastic! Needle turn is a lot of work 🙂

  5. Those are beautiful! I love needle turn! The all red one is my favorite.

  6. I have no idea what needle turn is and doubt I will ever attempt quilting, but those colours are just gorgeous! Hope you’re feeling better.

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