Friday 6 October 2017

Positive Progress

I went off to Llandeilo yesterday and spent a couple of happy hours in The Flying Goose fabric shop. I took a container of the 5" strips and sewed away, there was a fair bit of chatting too.

I haven't counted the strip sets that I finished but there must be well over 60.

My box of strips ready to be sewn.

A few strip sets, pressed and trimmed.

The finished strip sets in their box.

The next batch of fabrics waiting to be cut.

I am sewing them together in strips of 5 - 7 and then cutting a few different fabrics to add to the mix. This way I hope to get a very random mixture of colour and pattern.

I should tell you that I am not being anally precise in sewing these strip sets. This project is all about getting the fabrics used, I am trimming all the sets to 4 3/4" wide. It may be a bit fiddly but will give me (fingers crossed) an easy finish, with straight as a dye seams. Ooops, perhaps writing that was  a bit too cheeky and asking for trouble. Oh well, never mind.

While I was in the shop there was a delivery of Lewis and Irene fabric. Right on top were some Layer Cakes in the Botanics (?) range, something like that anyway, I pounced and one is now tucked away waiting for the strip quilt to be finished. I have a pattern in mind and a recipient, even though this was a spur of the moment decision.

I have some shopping to get done, it will happen at some point over the weekend.
I need to go undies shopping soon as well, my knickers are definitely showing their age. Just like bra's and tights I have fitting issues, I like ones that almost come to my waist with a high rise leg and no lace trim round the legs. The last lot came from Damart and were a fantastic buy in the sale.

I will have a look on their website and as I want to go to Magic and Sparkle for  a bra fitting I will have a look in there also.

Ooh a quick memory of Princess Anne telling the world that her "unmentionables" came from M&S, how many years ago was that?

Now I am off to the craft room to have a cutting session.

Enjoy the weather, it is glorious here. Here's hoping that it lasts for the weekend.

                      TTFN                                               Pam


  1. What a great name for a shop. Lovely bright and fresh colours. I’m with Princess Anne. Always the best fit for me in M &S.

  2. Two whole hours in a fabric shop?!!!!!
    Oh my goodness I would be in heaven to get five minutes these days never mind two
    Loving the look of your strip quilt to be.

  3. My husband and son are phoning or texting me if I even spend 30 minutes in a fabric shop. Love the quilt colours.

    God bless.

  4. I want to sew fabric strips together like yours. Surely I could figure that out and someday make a quilt. You get so much done!!

  5. Love the wonderful array of fabric for your quilt, must be nice to spend time with like minded people chatting.


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