I am making progress with my 'to do' list. Today, I finally sat down to make my feather block for Lucy as she is our January Queen Bee in the Bee a Brit Stingy. I have watched our Flickr group photos gradually filling with the most beautiful feather blocks and still I haven't started mine. I have just been feeling paralysed with fear about doing it. It sounds really silly but I just couldn't start it. I have had the templates all cut and stuck to card for a week now and each day they look at me, making me feel so guilty as I just dreaded starting the block. Today is the 24th of the month and if Lucy is ever to receive my feather block before the end of January, then today was the day for making it. I pulled myself and my fabric together, and got down to it.
|Feather block for Lucy|
I am quite surprised that it went together as well as it did. If I had time I would make another but I am afraid that time is in short commodity this week. I did learn that you need variety in the width of the strips for the block. I don't think that mine is very good on that front. I also unpicked the bottom part of the feather and changed the original bottom part for the orange fabric. I think that it looks better with the orange but I would like to do another of these blocks sometime as I know that I could improve on it.
|Triple zippy pouch|
On another front, last week I tried my hand at making a triple zippy purse. If you remember I had issues with the final part of the instructions and the whole thing took me a day to make. Debbie from A Quilters Table who designed the pattern, is hostingTriple-Zip Pouch Along over on Flickr. The 3ZAL officially starts on Monday, January 28th. So if you are interested you need to pop over to the flickr group and sign up. I am going to give it a go and I have plans to use the fabric below.
|3ZAL fabric choices|
Finally, my secret sewing is going well and I hope to finish the quilt top tomorrow.