Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A lovely long weekend encompassing Easter and Anzac Day has almost ended here.
Although I had to work for a couple of the days, I managed to get some serious sewing time in.
Got to love time in the sewing room with no interruptions other than to get another cup of tea.
I stitched away on my Anna quilt centre panel.  Have sewn the coffin borders on, and am now busy sewing hexagons for the outer border.
I've also been trying to get a little further along with my Roll Roll Cotton Boll blocks.
There are two blocks alternating for the centre, then a pieced border to finish it off.

These were my very first try at string piecing!

There are 600 half square triangles in the blocks.  Nearly had a heart attack at that little fact when I was reading the pattern.  However, they sewed together surprisingly quickly.
I'm feeling quite happy with myself and my weekend achievements.
Today was a lovely Autumnal day.  I love this weather, all windows open, sun shining in. 
Hope your weekend was equally full of sewing, and good weather.


  1. Your RRCB block is so pretty! It's really interesting to see how different yours looks compared to mine. Guess it's all about the left over bits in our stashes, right? And don't you love stringing? It's one of my favorite ways to get rid of uglies. Someday I'd like to make a Spider Web quilt. Keep up the lovely work!

  2. OMG! Anna is almost a top!!! Awesome...looks fantastic...
    Good going on RRCB...

  3. I love the hexagon quilt, did you design that? your cotton boll is lovely too. you have a great body of work there