I feel like I have been playing a little bit of catch-up this month with the Temperature Quilt, school half-term in the middle really threw off my schedule…I need to get sorted before Easter and Summer! But as I keep saying, the beauty of this project is that its such a small and manageable chunk each week, catch up isn’t too much of task. Life gets in the way, but don’t let that put you off continuing with the project!
February has continued to be mild here in Harrogate, but with one cold week in the middle. Similar to the first month, I have had three weeks of 5° to 9°: turquoises and one week of 0° to 4°: royal blues. More turquoise has meant a bit of fabric shopping (what a shame) to boost that colour in my stash. I continue to select each week’s block at random from Tula Pink’s “City Sampler Quilts: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks” book. I mentioned last month that this is giving me the opportunity to work on some specific skills I might shy away from normally, especially triangles. Well the gods of randomness shine on me again and this month has been a mix of squares and triangles, both of which require a lot of accuracy for that really crisp and neat look. Luckily my mum has started an evening
sewing course a few weeks ago which is all about accuracy and precision so she’s been able to pass on some of the techniques they have been using which has been really useful. So, this month I have been pinning (yes I know, pinning and quilting often doesn’t go together, my auntie would be shocked!) and it has made a huge difference. I’ve not been pinning everything but it really helps to get seams lined up.
Week Five: block No. 52 from the triangles section
Week Six: block No. 49 from the triangles section
Week Seven: block No. 71 from the squares section
Week Eight: block No. 80 from the squares section
Don’t forget there are some great businesses supporting this sew-along.
Little T’s Haberdashery have everything from roller cutters to pins and have a lovely discount code to use too: Coffee&Make10 for 10% off.
Caboodle Textiles can cater for all your fabric needs. If you join their Facebook group there is a 10% discount code in there.
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