Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Woyww #253 squares coming out of my ears

Wednesday. Well that must mean it's the day to show you my desk. In fact I am joining in with WOYWW which translates to What's on your Workdesk Wednesday, but you know that already.

Well it's a messy desk. These days I just tend to run up here, sew a bit, cut a bit, pin a bit and then run down again. No time to tidy the floor, the ironing board or the desk. My Huffle has just stolen the ironing board so I can't show you what was on there but it was a pile of fabrics, a tub of pins and an iron.

This is probably vey similar to last week. My strips of fabric waiting to be cut on my mat. Behind the sewing machine is a Mason Jar which I am filling with any off cuts of material (too small to use for sewing). I saw this tip on one of your blogs somewhere, saying that you never knew when you might need a thin strip of fabric or thread. Good idea and it looks pretty too. My scissors are there (not my good ones just the snippy ones) and a tin with pins in it. Main stage is my sewing machine. I am getting more confident by the day.

And just to prove I am making progress with my quilt, here is where I am so far....

Each little square is 2.5" x 2.5" to to give you perspective. The ones on the edge are waiting to be sewed together but I was planning what colours I needed next. I have to say, I am finding it very therapeutic and the boys came up the other day. The Smallest one said "WOW that's going to be brilliant, will it have buttons on the end like my quilt cover?". The Small one said "Mummy that's amazing, is it a collage?". Love the appreciation.

This project is going to take me forever, I hope I don't lose interest. At the moment it probably fits a cot and I want it to fit a King Size Bed. Plus I still haven't finished Monkey and I am at the point of casting off my socks but I have just signed up for a Knit A Long Blanket where we get a new pattern each week and we don't know what it will turn out like in the end. Exciting!?!?

 

21 comments:

Robyn said...

Beautiful squares- love the colors!
thanks for the snoop around.
Robyn 2

Tam Hess said...

Oh sewing tables are the best. Like a mystery and the best colors! I'm not a sewer so they are always enchanting!! Thanks for sharing your space :)

Nikki C said...

Look at all those squares and it's coming along wonderful and what a great way to use up scraps Happy Easter hugs Nikki #12

Helen said...

That sounds like a long-running project but the colours are gorgeous! Keep at it... Helen 20

Chrysalis said...

Wow - busy busy! Glad the family are enthusiastic, too. Have a great Easter break. Chris # 32

Ann B said...

Your boys are obviously very clever and appreciative of your talents. I love your quilt, beautiful bright colours and so pretty.
Ann B34

Belinda Basson said...

Ido not have the patience for little squares like that! It looks fabulous. #36

Julia Dunnit said...

It is exciting gal - and I think the more so because you have other stuff on the go so it keeps you from overdoing any one thing and getting bored. The colours in the quilt are just so utterly lovely, cheerful and vibrant. it will make you smile every time you step into your bedroom!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I so want to come and play in your craft room ,making lovely quilts!! It's not that scary really, is it and the results are so quick, that's what I love most :-) (being an impatient type...)
I like working on different crafts, my sewing is upstairs when I have more time, the crochet is for when I watch a bit of TV!
Hugs, LLJ 37 xx

glitterandglue said...

Gorgeous. Those colours are so vibrant. Well done for doing so many different things - always something new that way!
Have a great Easter.
Margaret #18

Jan Ltc said...

Happy WOYWW. Your space looks great! xx Jan (48)

Shoshi said...

A lovely industrious desk this week, Famfa, and what a smart sewing machine! I love the quilt you are making - using such small squares is certainly a labour of love, but I am sure you will not lose interest as it grows and develops. We look forward to seeing how it goes!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #46

Annie said...

I'm a little later visiting today cos I've been cleaning, sorting and tidying [again] ready to put our house on with another estate agent....got to get this house sold!!
I love how the quilt is coming along...gorgeous colours. So many lovely things on the go at once and youre sure to never get bored with any of it. :-)
Hugs,
Annie x # 40

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Gita said...

What fun colors you are using. Looks like it definitely will turn out great! I HAD to pin your Minion pattern. I love them -- too cute. Brigita #58

butlersabroad said...

You're going great guns! It sounds like a good project to hop in and out of like you're doing, at least that keeps it fresh. The colours certainly pop, it'll be great as it grows. Make it nice and thick so it keeps you warm next Winter, lol!!

Hugs
Brenda 56

BJ said...

Love the colours BJ#44

Elizabeth said...

Hi Famfa, Your quilt is going to look absolutely fantastic when it's done. My daughter loves sewing up dinky wee squares too so she would appreciate this. And collecting the scraps in a jar is a very good idea. Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend. Elizabeth x #50

Lea.H said...

wow very colourful looks like a lot of hard work!!

Sharon Madson said...

Vibrant colors, and just beautiful! It looks like a lot of work! :) Thanks for the peek! #79

S said...

So much work - but it will be beautiful. Carry on!!