01 May 2013

I Deviate from my Path

I have spent a lot of time this week editing photos and creating my new
Travel & Adventure-Blog.

Tony and I are in our early retirement years and we are having a ball travelling around NZ on days out and holidays vacations
There will be lots more posts to come on Last of the Summer Wine

It has been a bit of a weird week on the stitching front.
I was leaping ahead with my Crazy Mandala Quilt last week, and I was happy that I knew exactly what the next step was going to be........ but..... (there is always a 'but')...

....... I chose to pick up a completely different project to work on.

This is a U.F.O. that I started about eight or nine years ago.
This project sits in a satchel near my front door. It is my QSK, or, Quilter's Survival Kit, and is ready with all the necessary sewing items in the satchel for me to grab on my way out of the door for when I need a quick and easy sewing project to take with me......on appointments etc.

As it has been quite a while since I have needed to grab my QSK, I decided I would like to stitch a bit more on it.

I love the 3-D optical illusion. A whole new dimension.

I have completed 4 of these 'Building Block' shapes this week. 
The Building Blocks are not joined together yet as I wait until I have about 50 or more before sorting out the block placements so that I can get the colour gradations in the right positions.

I am very pleased that I laid these blocks out today for the photos above, because I discovered that I had stitched two blocks together the wrong way round on my last session.
Time to 'un-sew' those trouble-makers.

Happy Stitching


  1. oooh boy - this would make my eyes cross if I had to work on it. It's going to be beautiful when it's done!

    1. Thanks, it is going to take a long time to finish this quilt though as I still have a big pile of cut fabrics just waiting to be sewn together.
      Check on me again in another 8 years and see if I'm any closer to finishing it, lol.

  2. Love the all blue theme Cyra, I made a 'scrappy' Inner City as a wedding present for my Grandson and his wife a couple of years ago, really enjoyed it.
    Enjoying you journey and photo's too!
    Fay Cape Tows, South Africa

    1. Thank you Fay. I had forgotten that this block is called "Inner City". I wonder if I should call the quilt "Inner City Blues" hahaha.