Monday, 15 February 2016

Yellow Jack Flag

I feel as if I should have a Yellow Jack Flag on the door into our home. Both me and my husband have been sick for the entire weekend! So not much in the form of sewing for me this weekend. I played a little bit Friday evening with my Christmas gift from my hubby.....

The Brother Scan N Cut! 

I had been looking at this for well over a year. And I was completely blown away when he bought this for me for Christmas! I had kept it in the packaging for a while so I could finish some other projects before diving into this.


So that small green "a" was attempt #1. It was suppose to be the whole word "Faith" but only the "a" came out well. The complete word was attempt #2. My confidence was growing :)


This was attempt #3. Also the most crucial because I had a very small amount of this much needed fabric. The fabric is for a Relay for Life Quilt Block for my guild in Digby, Fundy Tide Quilters Guild. I snapped this picture right before scrapping the letters off the sticky mat. Some time, I'll try to take pictures of the whole process.

Then the real sickness came where I spent two days in bed. Swallowing pills like candy and sleeping the days away. I spent a couple of minutes in my sewing room yesterday just arranging what I wanted the block to look like. 

I used some leftover appliquée flowers that I had from a previous project, the Tweet Tweet Quilt

Here's the final product :)

I also picked out the fabrics for the backing for my Mystery Quilt! I decided that I'm going to do a pieced backing. I'm trying to use my stash instead of purchasing backing. Hopefully it'll go smoothly. I have a design in mind for the back of the quilt.

The backing will be made up of these four fabrics hopefully. I'll be trying to piece a 80" square backing piece since the quilt top is 72-1/2" square. That gives me almost 4" on each side. This is what I want to be my focus fabric for the back.

I just love this fabric. I picked it up in Maine and wanted to use it for a special purpose. I only have 1/2 yard but lucky for me, the words will read selvedge to selvedge :)

This about sums up my weekend. And to think if I hadn't been so sick, I probably could have gotten so much more accomplished! I'll have to take a staycation sometime in the near future! 

Hope you all had a better weekend than me!





2 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you have been sick. Sounds like you sure had a bad dose of it. Lucky you to get that wonderful machine as a gift. You will have a ton of fun with that. Can't wait to see your pieced back.

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  2. That machine looks awesome. The letters look great. I'm still undecided for the back my mystery. I have that fabric as well. LOL Hope you're feeling better. My cold didn't amount to anything, but I got lots of rest.

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