Addicted!

I can’t leave my sewing machine alone!

Remember the fabric that I bought a couple of weeks ago, Terra Australis by Emma Jean Jansen? I’ve cut it up and started piecing it together. “What,” I hear you say, “are you doing now?” Do you remember the brick work I saw some months ago?

20140128-182920.jpgPut the two together…….I’m inspired!!

Wanna see??

After mapping out a plan on EQ, I started cutting into the fat quarters.

Folding the fat quarters along the selvedge….

20140128-183224.jpgtrimming off the selvedges….

20140128-183417.jpgthen cutting 2.5″ strips along the selvedge….

20140128-183554.jpgI cut three sets of strips from each fat quarter….

20140128-183648.jpgtrimmed the strip ends…..

20140128-183734.jpgthen cut the strips at 4.5″…..

20140128-183852.jpgWith 20 far quarters, I cut lots…..

20140128-183942.jpgand lots of rectangles!

20140128-184036.jpgThen I sorted them into groups of three…..

20140128-184128.jpgstitched two of the rectangles together down the long sides….

20140128-184226.jpgthen the third one across the bottom of the pair…..

20140128-184319.jpgOne block done!

20140128-184401.jpgI couldn’t leave it alone!! Before long all the blocks had been chain pieced together, plain blocks from the gorgeous Waratah fabric cut, and sashings and cornerstones cut too!

20140128-184600.jpgShe’s going to be a big one! I have three columns together so far and hope to show you a top next week!!

(Singing) I love Summer with an air conditioner!!

Meredithe x

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11 Responses to Addicted!

  1. Helen F says:

    M I luuuv it!!!!! soooo easy and the fabrics are gorgeous!!!!

  2. Pip says:

    I’m quite liking what I see of that fabric range, I will have to look around our LQS in Adelaide
    and see if anyone is stocking it.

  3. Raelene says:

    Thank you for your posts….I love getting them!

  4. JennyM says:

    Looking forward to seeing your finished top….all those fabrics/colours look stunning.

  5. Suz says:

    It is lovely fabric, isn’t it?! Today is perfect piecing weather- enjoy!

  6. Jennifer G says:

    Sometimes ‘fast’ quilting is super fun – right? It’s going to be stunning!

  7. Maree says:

    a simple design but striking colours.Looks great ,can,t wait to see more. x Don,t get RSI in your ankle !

  8. I am stunned and amazed that you are doing so much sewing on your machine – I always picture you, Miss Helen and Mrs Mac sitting hand piecing!! Fabulous colours, I’m looking forward to the big reveal!!

  9. Ooh! Looks like fun. Seems like you’ve had days off fun, fun stuff and all in the comfort of air conditioning! Love the colors and can’t wait to see!

  10. Ohhh no wonder you can’t stop … it’s fabulous so far! Can’t wait for the big reveal 🙂

  11. Doreen says:

    I love your plans for this fabric and so look forward to see it unfold! I, too, seem to be “joined at the hip” with my machine(s)…..as are some others that I know. Such a “passion” is what brings us together!!!! Hugs to you (and your A/C..LOL!)……..

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