Posted by: maureenc | March 15, 2016

Returning to an old love

I knew that I had been remiss in blogging regularly this year, but it was a shock to see I have been absent for two months according to Mr WordPress.

I have been attempting to keep up with the weekly TAST assignments, but even those went on the back burner, because I acted much as I’ve done other summers and been in an hibernation type mode.

As I wanted to return to hand-work, in particular, Crazy Quilting ,  I thought that this year I would reduce the number of Postcards I’d make for swapping, and I can honestly say I succeeded at that. I don’t think I have made one card this year!

I put my name down with SouthernCross Crazies  to participate in a short Round Robin where we will embellish  each other’s naked patches .to eventually make a Chatelaine.

It’s a long time since I created any naked blocks, and it would be the longest time, since I made any quite so small!

Boy ! It that  was a shock to the system, working on pieces measuring, in one case,   dimensions of four by three inches, for the front of a proposed Needle book  cover.

The pin holder is  circular , with a diameter of three inches,and the scissor holder will be roughly a three by five inch triangle.

I’ve stitched up the blocks and am not really satisfied with them, so if I can squeeze in the time, I’ll try another set in a completely different colour way.

Needle book Cover

Needle book Cover


Scissor holder

Scissor holder

Pin keeper

Pin                  keeper                                                                                                                      I find the round and square pieces acceptable, but that triangular piece seems “out of whack”

I think my mind is still enjoying the goodies I bought recently from the Thread Studio. Luscious ribbons and  threads that are more suited to art quilts than CQ.

Maybe I should have chosen more vibrant colours for the chatelaine. But I thought that small pieces needed pale colours.

Back to the drawing board!


  1. Very pretty! I don’t know anything about this kind of work but small can be pale or bright in my eyes.

  2. Glad to see you back, Maureen. We’ve both been taking a break 😉

  3. The “joys” of getting old(er) !! lol


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