Monday, 6 January 2014

... and relax!

By 9am, the kids were in school, hubby was in work, I had already gathered all the christmas from around the house, and in two hours it was all packed away ready for the loft, the house was hoovered, dusted and returned to a passable level of hygiene, and all was calm once again!


I do love Christmas, but I also love the feeling of space that returns again, once everything is over.  Lovely.

So not content with an ordered abode, I then messed it up, pulling most of my stash out to cut all the fabric I wanted to use for a little #economyblockalong action...


Last year, actually the end of 2012, I made a wall hanging for the smallest room in the house.  Multiple Little Reds have peered down at us doing our business since then, and now I think it is time for a change.  The girls already have dibs on the incumbent, and so I cut all I needed for a 30"x 35" wall hanging; 42 5" blocks using Rita-Red Pepper's cutting guide.

I find fussy cutting and pulling so many fabrics a bit stressful; going completely scrappy goes against nature, control freak that I am, but I did it; there are some repeats, but I am pretty confident that it will work.

Time and trimming will tell xxx

20 comments:

  1. It will be perfect. Stop worrying. You always manage an impeccable fabric pull.

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  2. Sounds like a good day and well done for working out of your comfort zone! My girls go back tomorrow but no preschool until Friday! They need to go back more than I need them too!

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  3. It does feel like a nice clutter after putting the Christmas stuff away. Nice fabric pull, embrace the scrappy!

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  4. Good Luck, I am sure it will look fabulous :o)

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  5. You did well lasting until today to take the decs down! Mine were down on the 1/1! Jxo

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  6. Hmm, not sure I'd want that deer or the pig watching me at my business ;o) Still, I bet it will look fab!

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  7. I'm sure that it will come together nicely.

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  8. It is wonderful when Christmas is packed away again, I agree! Your economy blocks will be great- enjoy the process!

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  9. I'm sure it will be wonderful! Your last go at improvisation was amazing :-)

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  10. bloody hell, woman - how many trees do you have?

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  11. Kirstie A would approve of your feeling of contentment at getting everything cleared away and I completely understand that feeling too. You will of course make a genius pull of fabrics :)

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  12. I enjoy Christmas, although I prefer Easter. But I cant wait to get everything packed away and the house cleared up. Those fabrics look lovely and i look forward to seeing the finished product :) have a great week! x

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  13. And breathe. I think you're onto a stunner of an idea here. I'm hopping over to Rita's....these blocks are so pretty I'm not sure I can resist much longer!

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  14. Two hours to de-Christmas the house and clean it? I think it took me that long just to get the decorations off the tree and into their boxes...

    Love the ES fussy cuts - I think it's going to be fabulous!

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  15. I cannot believe you can hoover and dust a whole house so quickly! What are you on? I need it, really NEED it, please!

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  16. I love how the living room feels twice the size after the decs have come down :-)

    I'm trying sooooo hard to resist the economyblockalong but I don't think that I'll manage much longer x

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  17. Still haven't put Christmas away. Have been on holiday 13 of the days since then, and the last four have been too bloody hot to consider working. But, I can't wait for that feeling of space again. I'm not economy blocking along. I made a quilt that style last year! It's so 2013, or I'm so ahead of the trend haha. I just joined Instagram this year and started following you. You're welcome to follow me and see what I'm making. I'm at sarahkrothe.

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