Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Sewing Exercise!

As you may know- I'm on a diet!

A fabric diet!

Now this fabric diet had me thinking???

No diet is much good without exercise.

So I decided to have some fun with my rather large stash-

 Trimming it down with some sewing exercises- 

Sorting, ironing, measuring, cutting, piecing, planning.......

It also gave me an opportunity to deal with another of my intentions for 2011-

To use more green in my projects. 

And this is what I achieved-

This block is based on the tutorial by Elizabeth at Oh Fransson!

It's called a Mod Mosaic.

It was an exercise in improvisation, not something I am usually happy with!

It also kind of 'grew'- it now measures approximately 15 inches across at its widest points.

Not sure what this will become yet?

And this is a star block based on this design from Rita @ Red Pepper Quilts

It will probably become a mini quilt for a swap!

Now to decide on machine or hand quilting?

It didn't feel like exercising at all- more like Patchwork Play!!

Enjoy your playing!



  1. I love the mod mosaic. The white really sets off the colors. A great improv session.

    Hugs - Marie

  2. Great fabric selection and I love the mod mosaic.

  3. I wish could get the same results you do from exercising! Love that star, but I'm pretty partial to all things green.

  4. Love 'em both! Well done on stretching your comfort zone.

  5. Yay, Green! I discovered that color last year and have really enjoyed it.

  6. Looks like your diet and exercise programme is going to yield fantastic results. I love how the crisp white sets of the other colours.


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