Fun in my fabric world....

Sunday, December 29, 2013

That lovely post Christmas lull.

In the lovely lull that followed the excitement of Christmas, I have found some time for my sewing room. Granted, the sewing machine was not exactly sure who I was, but with a quick re-thread, a few soothing words and a lint clean out, she remembered me and we became old friends again. Phew!
Knowing that the current sewing room chaos had the potential to be mojo destroying, I opted for a kit, about eighteen months old from Parson Gray. Definitely an easy option, but achievable and goodness knows I just needed something to get me back into the sewing chair. Despite some early anxiety about cutting out and not messing up the reversed templates, it all went well and before I knew it I was sewing and pinning like the good old days. And soon there was this...


I am super happy with it and so is my son, the happy recipient. It was nice to make something in this manly palette...I love the charcoals, blues and olives. A nice range.


So, this afternoon has been spent tidying and organising my room.


I am keen to finish some other projects that have been gathering dust...


Especially this one.
Cardygirl xx


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20 comments:

Jenny M said...

Good colours for a guys quilt. Really like the pattern.

Cathy Underhill said...

Loving the quilt for your son Cardy, great colour and pattern. I spy a little quilt on your wall!! Love that floral quilt, I must make one of those one day. Happy Sewing xo

paulette said...

WOW!! You REALLY need to tell us HOW you did this!! It's incredible!! Love it!!
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shez said...

Gorgeous work Alison,enjoy your quite time.xx

Stephanie said...

My sewing machine doesn't recognize me and the dust bunnies have formed a colony! I spent yesterday cleaning and purging when I'd rather be creating something as lovely as this gorgeous manly quilt. Happy New Year!

Too many eggs said...

Ohh what a lovely quilt, very very nice. I hope your quiet time lasts a little longer.

Shay said...

Easy? That doesn't look easy! It does however look gorgeous. Love it ...and so will your son.

Im still waiting for my mojo to return ...I have no idea where it's gone. Perhaps my holidays will help me find it?

jfoster8 said...

Love it...whose pattern please?

Sue SA said...

Great quilt! Glad your mojo is back, hope you can chisel out a bit more time stitching :)

Marg said...

It must be in the air, I've found my sewing mojo too.
Love the Parson Gray quilt.

Maree: said...

Love the colour palette for your son always Nice to see different colours together enjoy your Lull!

Susan said...

I really like that one, no wonder your son is happy with it. Good to hear you're back doing some sewing. Love these days between Christmas and new year.

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh, your Parson Gray quilt is wonderful! All those sweeping curves- great job! And I can see why you want to get back to that last quilt- very pretty! I love the lull between Christmas and New Year- our suburb is deserted!

Noela said...

Love your son's quilt. A good start on quilting and a tidy room as well.
Hugs.....

Fat Quarter Bird said...

Well done! Lovely quilt and a tidy room to boot. Glad you are making the most of your free time. Enjoy!

Fat Quarter Bird said...

Well done! Lovely quilt and a tidy room to boot. Glad you are making the most of your free time. Enjoy!

Chookyblue...... said...

thank god she found the sewing room...........

Lynda said...

This is my favourite time of year. So pleased to read that you are enjoying some relaxing time doing whatever you fancy.

Lynda said...

This is my favourite time of year. So pleased to read that you are enjoying some relaxing time doing whatever you fancy.

pandchintz said...

Great colours for your son's quilt - love how it's turned out.