Friday, September 27, 2013


Well, I have been intending to work on tidying my sewing room.  In only 7 weeks, friend Caro will be arriving from the Netherlands.  And I know she wants to do a bit of sewing while she is here [we manage to squeeze in a lot of sewing along with all our other activities while she is here!]

However, perhaps I am too easily distractable - no, not perhaps - I am quick to turn aside from my task and seeing what else is alluring.  In the quilt room I managed to find a pattern that Patty F., at Stone Soup Quilts, had given me to finish.  And also the required fabric pieces.  So here are some photos of a start at that quilt,

It is called "Streak of Lightening".  Patty just took left over 2 1/2" strips and cut the pieces.  Some were sewn together and I have been finishing up the rest of the fabric squares and strips.

Each block is made the same way.  For assembly, every other block is rotated 1/4 turn.  Voila.

I think I would especially like this using shirting prints for the light squares.  I have about 1/2 a drawer full of 2 1/2" squares - let me know if you would like me to send squares to you.  I do mean it, if you read this and send me a comment asking for them, I would be happy to send them to you.  It's quite fun.


  1. I think I have some light shirts over here, you cut them this springtime, I will take half of them with me ; ). We can use them. Don't worry about your sewing room. I'm not from the quilting police ; ). We will just having fun, sewing, seeing friends, quiltshopping. I'm starting counting down now. Caro xxx

  2. How fun to look forward to some sewing in november with Caroline. What a job to sew so many squares together! But I t does look cute!