Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Shock to the system

This work malarky is a bit of a shock to the system after a year not doing it. Luckily I only had to do two days this week as an induction, but I'm not keen on getting up at 5am and spending hours on the M25. On sunday I start shifts which are going to be 4am - 2pm. I'll be staying in a hotel near work so it will only be really painful on sunday when I set out in the middle of the night!

I don't forsee much sewing happening for a while so I will show some more of last years makes.

This was my first baby quilt, and the first one to actually go to a new born. It was really simple in principal as it is a snowball block that finishes at 6 inches. I just kept making mistakes. Firstly I kept getting wrong cutting the 6.5 inch centre square for each block, I was being a total numpty.

The other mistake I made was the cream fabric I picked for the corners. It's hard to see from the pics, but it had a striped pattern in it so I then spend ages trying to make sure that all the corner triangles were going in the same direction. I won't make that mistake again!

I fell in love with the spots fabric I found for the back. I'm dreadful at remembering brands etc, but I know this was from John Lewis and I think it was their own brand. I've never seen it in there since, I really wish I had got a lot more!

The straight line quilting came out much better than I expected, I marked it using a hera marker and it was easily to follow as the fabric was so light.

The quilt ended up at 36x36 inches.


GerryART said...

Four a.m. 'til two p.m. ! ! ! !
What type of job is this that you are 'enjoying'.


A Garden of Threads said...

Awful time to start in the morning!!

Unknown said...

I like the quilt very much. The polka dots are so cute.

I am also curious as to what type of job you are doing! Those are some crazy hours.

Shevvy said...

Its a IS job supporting the opening of a warehouse that is being operated by a well know delivery company on behalf of a very well know British company.

They will be 24/7 eventually so they need support when the operation is running to make sure nothing goes wrong.

Its only for a few months and 4 days on 4 days off so it gives a good break between shift!

Shay said...

Working kind of sucks...

4 days on , 4 days off is not so bad though. Plenty of time for sewing on your days off.

Cute quilt Shevvy. I bet the recipient will get great use out of it.