Sunday, February 8, 2015

4 x 7 Week One Success!

And so begins week two of the 4 x 7 challenge hosted by Sarah over at Berry Barn Designs.  Week one was a great success -- at least 30 minutes of sewing each day!!

The HST's were joined in pairs, so the end result was a diamond of each colour. Still debating on the layout.  Light to dark in each colour family?  Or random?  Suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Disappointed with photos on the iPad -- the colours look dull.


One of my Bee Christmas gifts was a microwave bowl holder -- so you don't burn your hands on the hot bowl.

Bee Christmas Gift

So I decided to make one to have at work:

My bowl holder

Thanks to Sarah for hosting the 4 x 7 challenge.  It's been great to have the accountability to make time for myself.

Berry Barn Designs


Have you made time for yourself this week?

9 comments:

  1. I really like the picture in your header! Such precision, and I am big fan of precision in piecing a quilt! I'm working on a HST project that might become a raging nightmare. It starts with 231 squares to make a heart and then I have to decide how to do the white. No pattern, just looking at picture and counting. This will surely take my whole time in the 4x7 challenge!!

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  2. Looks like you had a productive weekend! Love the arrangement in diamonds, and those little bowl holder thingies are on my list of things to make since I eat oatmeal every morning, and almost every morning I burn my hand... they might make great swap items for MMQG?

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  3. Looks like you had a productive weekend! Love the arrangement in diamonds, and those little bowl holder thingies are on my list of things to make since I eat oatmeal every morning, and almost every morning I burn my hand... they might make great swap items for MMQG?

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  4. Yay for sewing 30 minutes a day! Though I might have used up a couple days worth of sessions today! :) For the HSTs, I think you should mix up the colour groupings, but go light to dark from top to bottom. Does that make any sense?

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  5. No sewing this week for me except I taught a class on QAYG yesterday so that sort of counts. I should have done this challenge! I like Jenn's suggestion for layout

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    1. I'm sure you would be welcome for the next three weeks :)

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  6. The layout in the picture looks good, but maybe switching it up will help you decide :) Take pictures and put it to a vote. Good job on the micro bowl. My cousins gave me one at our 'cousins tea' in December.

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  7. Great blocks, Anja! What about light to dark but on more of a diagonal from top left corner to bottom right corner across the quilt? Glad you had a successful first week of the challenge!

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  8. Love the layout, Anja! And the microwave pads are a great idea! I may have to make one myself. What did you use for materials?

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