Monday, 31 December 2012

CQJP update

thank you and thank you again for all the advice I have had since my last blog.

I am now feeling far more motivated and plan to do my blocks in green, various shades and embellish with additional colour, charms,tatting, maybe a little ribbon work which I have not done before and lots of stitching.

This morning I enthusiastically washed 21 fat quarters, 5 half metres lengths, one one metre length and quite a lot of small pieces I had dyed over the years, all these are in green but some have a bit of added colour and not all are plain so I do not think i will be able to use them all. After washing I spent what seemed like hours ironing them dry and steaming up the kitchen so i could not see out the window, all done now so no excuse for not moving on to starting the blocks. I plan to make all 12 together so will only have to embellish one each month, well at lest that is the plan.. Also washed the muslin I am going to use as the foundation Hurrah!!!

When the warmer weather comes I will wash the other pieces of fabric I have and then will know all is prepared, did not realise how much I had, just picking up fat quarters here and there, found there were 2 I had duplicated but that is not so bad as I bought the first pieces in the 90`s but never  knew how to progress till now.

Well it is New Year`s Eve here, I am afraid I will not be staying up to welcome the new year but wish you all a happy,joyous and content year ahead.

15 comments:

Starr White said...

Sounds like you had a very productive day and are starting the new year off on the right foot! Good for you! Now, if I could just get myself motivated to do something besides sitting by the fire :)

Marjolein said...

Well done, Margaret. You have crossed your first threshold. Washing and ironing is not the most funny part you know!
Happy New Year!
Marjolein.

Mary Ellen said...

Wow, I am getting tired just reading about all the washing and pressing. I never wash my fabrics before using, so I can skip all of this work! It's snowing here, so I will be inside sewing all day.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Happy New Year, hope it's one full of creativity for you! :) x

KippysSoMature said...

Go go go!! well done Margie! Happy new year! as with Mary Ellen, I do not wash and press either, but admire those who do :D - love and hugs all around xoxox

Pippas quilts said...

Way ahead of me will decide when I have finished latest project.

Little Dotty Bird said...

oh I am so desperatly in need of washing all my fat quarter stash...3 drawers full! waah! It is a bit easier in the summer on the odd sunny day they dry out a treat! Not sure if I'll make it to midnight either..so tired after my sons 4th birthday party today! Wishing you a Very Happy New Year xxx

Faye said...

Go girl, I'm like some of the girls in that I don't pre wash my fabrics.Glad to hear its a bit warmer up there ,its cooler here thank goodness and already 2013. cheers

Suztats said...

You've been busy! That's the way to make a good start on the New Year. Happy Happy!

Claudia said...

Super! Glad you come along now. Good plans for CQJP! Maybe the fabrics that are not quite plain are the more interesting ones. I' m still thinking about what to do for this year's challenge.
Again I wish you the best for 2013!

Gaia said...

Happy New Year, Margaret !

Jules said...

Gosh, you have been so busy, Margaret I feel very lazy after reading your post. I will look forward to hearing about your progress on the CQJP. A very, very Happy New Year to you, and thank you for all your lovely blog comments. x

vicki said...

Margie--
I'm sending you my love and best wishes as we enter into this bright new year-- may you be blessed. Happy New Year my friend--
Xoxo
Vicki

Susan Hook said...

Happy New Year Margaret! I new that you would find some inspiration, good luck with it all it should keep you going for the whole year!!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

I wish you and your family A Very Happy and Healthy New Year. I look forward to seeing your new creations. Hugs Judy