City Sampler – Blocks 40 – 42

Three more blocks for today. I can’t say I was looking forward to making these….all those itty bitty squares, super seams and predictable wonkiness.

Two of them lived up to expectations, only just making it to the 6.5″ mark, but amazingly #40 (the one I most dreaded) worked out especially well….yipee!!

It was a pure fluke, but as Gina mentions on Sew Sweetness the Kaffe shot cotton really helps to reduce bulky seams as it’s super sheer…..must make a note of that! Even if you aren’t sewing along if you make any of these blocks you really should check out the site as it is packed with helpful hints for each block.

Block 40

Block 40

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UFO no 3 – Rowan Colourscape Cardigan – Naomi

A miracle happened this week…………..I finally finished my Rowan Colourscape cardigan!

I can’t really believe it’s done. I think this was (that feels so nice to say, aah was!) the oldest unfinished project I had so it’s a big relief to say the least.

rowan cardigan - cropped

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Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour

I’m back!

I bet it feels like I’ve never been away. No, really I bet it does, but I have …honest. I’ve been on a little trip to London. It was very very cold, but still nice to get away and see some lovely things.

I was hoping to do some fabric shopping and really wanted to stop by The Village Haberdashery as it’s one of my favourite online shopping stops, but unfortunately it just wasn’t possible with a frozen four year old in tow and limited time. However, I did manage to get to the Fashion and Textile Museum for the Kaffe Fassett exhibition which was great…..a cocoon of colour, texture and pattern; what more could you ask for?

kaffe fassett - a life in colour

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