Tuesday 23 November 2021

In my sewing room this week....

This week I have had quite a busy week in my sewing room and it has been a lot of fun!!

I didn't manage to get the next row of my Metro Tiles Quilt (designed by Susan Claire of Gourmet Quilter) completed and added to the quilt but, I have been working on it.  I layered and basted all the blocks for the next row.

In addition, I layered, basted and quilted all the setting and corner triangles that I am going to need to complete the section of the quilt that I have chosen to make (I only have enough of the fabrics I have chosen for this smaller section but I may make a bigger quilt later).

As well as working on the blocks for the Metro Tiles Quilt, on Saturday I attended a virtual workshop organised by Region 3 of the Quilters' Guild. The workshop was given by Jo Avery and was great fun.

We started the day by making a very simple 'improv house block' which had no windows and which Jo called a 'shed'.  

We then went on to make a 'house' block which was very similar to the shed but included some windows.  After a break for lunch we were given the option to make an even more complicated house block which Jo called a 'bungalow'.  I opted not to make this third block, choosing instead to layer, baste and start quilting my house block which I want to make into a small wall hanging. After the workshop Jo gave a talk about her life in textiles which was extremely interesting and which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Later still in the afternoon I joined another virtual talk this time organised by Region 10 of the Quilters' Guild given by Deborah Boschert.  As I have owned a lovely book by Deborah Boschert for a little while, I was very interested to hear her talk about her work and I was not disappointed!!  All in all a lovely, quilty day!

Since then, I have been busy working on the house block that I made in the workshop and have now nearly finished quilting it.  I have also added some appliqué for interest and intend to add some hand stitching too.  So far I am very pleased with how it is looking.

Hope you've had chance for some creativity this week! Until next time 😊 xx


  1. Not that my middle name is 'Enabler' or anything of the sort, but when you're this far along with that quilt couldn't you find another couple of batiks that would blend with what you have and carry on and make the whole thing? Just sayin' (and getting ready to duck and run!).
    Sounds like you've had a grand time with the workshops and I love your house

  2. I love your quilt blocks and your little house block is so sweet with your lovely quilting and applique which really makes it more interesting . Glad you had a fun quilty day .

    1. Thank you Sheila for popping by and leaving such a lovely comment! Have a lovely weekend! Christine xx

  3. Pretty tiles you’ve completed and your house block hanging is lovely. Great quilti

  4. I loooove your house!! Beautifully detailed. Your quilt is growing quickly. Well done!