Saturday, August 3, 2013

{Very} Slow Sewing

It's been a very slow couple of days here. Despite having 2 Swoon blocks cut for the last week, I haven't managed to get near them till yesterday. Having made 3 already, I have found putting them together got quicker and quicker. But not this one. I had organised some "free time" for myself yesterday but between a sick little boy and an uncooperative baby, my free time disappeared into thin air. But I was determined. So I sewed it in 5 minute bursts here and there, seam by seam.

By dinner time this evening, 2 whole days work, I had this:

                       
And once the kids were in bed, my speed increased a hundredfold and I quickly had this lovely: 

                       


I've been hoarding that navy Echo print for a long time, and I love the contrast with the yellow Pearl Bracelets. 

No energy left to start on block no 5 so instead I've retired to the sofa to continue hand finishing my baby quilt binding. Hope you're having a lovely weekend!


                       
    

14 comments:

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

LOL - that sounds like my sewing style some days :) They'll grow up all too soon.

Your swoon block looks fantastic - those fabrics, together look brilliant.

Flying Blind... said...

Feeling your snatched-sewing pain here too. Looking lovely though xxx

Leanne said...

The block is wonderful. It sounds like you are having a busy summer.

needle and nest said...

This sounds oddly familiar... Hahaha! I long ago gave up trying to sew when my littles are awake. I'm impressed you got that stack of piecing done when yours were up - it's far more than I can ever get to! :)

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Ha... You're like me but my swoon blocks have been sitting on the kitchen bench for two weeks now.. The thought of trimming them down is killing me! You're right on the echo blue print. Looks really well in the swoon block.

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Ha... You're like me but my swoon blocks have been sitting on the kitchen bench for two weeks now.. The thought of trimming them down is killing me! You're right on the echo blue print. Looks really well in the swoon block.

Quilterbell said...

Same thing around here Sarah, I have two blocks cut since last week and I only manage to finish one last night, and I really really push it for me to have some sewing time!. I am determined to finish another one today, fingers-crossed!!!!!.
Your block is fantastic, these two fabrics blend together very nicely.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Ohhh fabulous block, love those prints together! Hope you had a nice time binding and your son is feeling better :)

Hannah said...

That's how I sew at the moment, a seam here and there! Frustrating but not forever. I love this block.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

It is a busy time of year...hard to stay inside and sew. I am on #8 now...really love these blocks

Katy Cameron said...

It's summer, it's meant to be slow ;o) Looking good though :o)

Judith, Belfast said...

Fab block S! I'm totally loving navy at the mo! Jxo

knottygnome said...

love your fabric choices for the swoon block! so graphic and bold.

Moneik said...

That is how my swoon block is going this week. I normally can finish one in a couple hours of an evening. It's taken me two days to make the pieces, then the sections, and now I need to piece it together. I guess I am at least getting some sewing time in, even if it's only a few minutes. I have two little ones that distract me.