Friday, 23 May 2014

the "randomness" begins

Today's sewing started with snipping off all the ears of the squares I'd joined up the other day. (Isn't it strange what bloggers take photos of? LOL)

In an effort to give "random" a chance, I sorted my squares into piles of "bolds", "mediums" and "lights".

I then just grabbed a square from two piles and sewed them together.

I then pressed all the seams open. The next stage is laying them out (randomly) on the bed and then moving them around until I'm happy with the "randomness" of it all!

I was really impressed with myself that I realised - before I'd sewn all 144 squares together - that, on each alternate row, I'd need single squares at the ends of the row to make the pattern work. It only meant not sewing 6 pairs together but better to have realised before I sewed them together than after!

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  1. Can't wait to see this all together, it sounds like a fun project. Happy long weekend :-)
    Xx

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    1. It is a fun project, Gilly. Even though it's not finished yet, I want to get some blue fabrics cut for the next one! :o)

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  2. I love watching things come together and the way you have married up the different patterns looks fascinating. Don't keep us in suspense for too long! Have a wonderful weekend xx

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    1. I'll try and be quick about it, Chel. Have a good long weekend! I hope the weather is good with you! :o)

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  3. Nice to see it starting to come together. I bet you'll race ahead with it this long weekend.

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    1. I did a lot of sewing yesterday but I've rested up a bit today. Hopefully I'll get a move on tomorrow again! :o)

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  4. It's going to be so great. It looks nice already. The colors look perfect together.

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  5. Can't wait to see the beautiful "random" quilt and such pretty colours. (i love pinks). Pop the cuttings into a pretty glass jar for a while and smile at it, as we do put some weird and wonderful photos on our blogs. Take care.

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    1. I never thought of keeping the teeny tiny ears! I'm afraid they're in the bin now!

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  6. It's going to be gorgeous, I just know it... good on you for going random!

    As for having to do a little unsewing... I was doing some of that today myself... *lol*

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    1. "Unsewing" - now that's a good word for it, Freda! Somehow it sounds better than "unpicking" or "ripping it out"! :oD

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  7. It's going to be a lovely, summery effect. Do you put all of those little cuttings into a pincushion? I'm almost constitutionally incapable of throwing out anything useful - my maternal grandmother had thrifty ancestry - and often find myself with a similar pile of bits. In my case, I stuff door sausages (or draught excluders; and your terminology might be something else again) with them. It would take a lot of little piles like that to stuff a door sausage, but when you add old socks to the pile, door sausages happen with sufficient frequency that I don't feel particularly wasteful at all. ;-)

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    1. Crumbs, it would take ages to fill a draught excluder with those teeny tiny bits. Now a pincushion might be an idea to consider. I might think about not throwing them in the bin next time! :oD

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  8. I'm glad it's not just me that takes weird photos! I'm looking forward to seeing how it all goes together - I love all your pink fabrics.

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    1. Thanks, Anne. I want to get it finished quickly so I can start a blue one! LOL

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  9. Hi Anne, I've just found your blog and had a little look around. I'm following you now as your makes are gorgeous and your family sound quite, quite potty! I'm still laughing at your Mum's 'problem' stomach and your daughter's smile! Looking forward to reading more.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog. I really appreciate it! My family is definitely potty! I think it helps keep us sane! LOL

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Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blethers. I really appreciate it. I do try to reply to everyone but sometimes life just gets in the way of that happening! :o)