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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Some February sewing

My One Monthly Goal in February was to complete another column for my Foxley Village quilt.  (This pattern was originally in The Homespun magazine, and is now available *here*.)
It shouldn't have taken me too long to complete but with two weeks jury duty and other general busy-ness I nearly had to report a fail. 
Luckily I'd sorted my fabrics early on, and another time, I did the cutting, so this afternoon when I had a spare hour or so, I got busy on the machine.
Two friendship stars, some trimming of the applique blocks, a bit more piecing and this part of the column was done —
and joined to the first half —
Small progress but some progress. Thank you Patty of Elm Street Quilts for hosting the One Monthly Goal linkup, I doubt I would have completed this if I hadn't joined in this month!

I have (belatedly) rejoined Cheryll and her WOOFA challenge this year. Foxley Village is on my WOOFA list so I'm pleased to report the progress on it for that too ☺

Something else I achieved this month was whipping up a pair of shoes for wee Odie. I've been eyeing up this pattern for Wayfarer Shoes by Twig and Tale for a while. 
It looks like lots of pieces, but it's not complicated. I used cotton on the outer, fleece on the inner and a ridged denim for the sole.
The pattern has multiple sizes so I am thinking some of the other kiddies might like some to use as winter slippers.

I knew I saved my Moda tapes from fabric bundles for a reason! —
Here they are being modelled —
And in action at playcentre. Great for walking on the pumice —
This was an experimental pair and YD and I have some cool ideas for the next pair!

I did do some other sewing in February but I'll save that for another post.
'til next time,
happy stitches,

21 comments:

Vireya said...

Foxley Village looks great, and those shoes are super cute.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Foxley Village is lovely and those shoes are so nice. Have a great March!

moosecraft said...

Foxley Village is looking amazing! Love those cute little shoes!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the quilt and the shoes - what a neat idea for shoes and I like the fabric you used

Maria said...

Foxley Village is looking great..
Such cute shoes modeled by a cutie little fella.

Sherrie said...

Hi,
progress is great in any form...love the shoes.
Have a great day!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Foxley Village is such a sweet pattern......and you are making good progress. I think those slippers look very comfy!

gz said...

Love the direction of the gingham check on the friendship stars...
And the navigator spirals on those wayfarer shoes, cracking idea!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh my how cute is those little shoes and your 'model' is even cuter!!
and Foxy is coming along nicely--
have a great week--
luv, di

Cheryll said...

OOhh Foxley Village is coming along nicely... and I Love those slippers. The kids will get heaps of use from them too... Well done...xox

Fiona said...

Foxley village is coming along so well... it will be gorgeous done... I do love those little shoes with the special tags...
Hugz

marina said...

your Foxley village is so pretty.
very cute shoes

dq said...

Super cute slippers as well as quilt blocks.
I didn't get to OMG quilt this month. I will be better in March.

Susan said...

Love seeing the non-patchworky thing you do - shoes?? theya re very cute
and love the flower bit in particular of Foxley

Patty said...

So pretty! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

Marie said...

Foxley Village is going to be just lovely. Nice to see a little progress on it, isn't it?

Janet O. said...

Each addition to Foxley Village just adds to its charm.
And speaking of charming--those slippers/shoes on Odie are as cute as can be. I am anxious to see what fun ideas you and your daughter have dreamed up for future pairs.

Lin said...

Great little shoes and nice work on Foxley Village. xx

Sandra Walker said...

Oh that last shot! Made me break out in a big grin. His slippers are adorable; I have had a pattern to make some for a few years now, must do it, as they look simple, and heaven knows I could use some, as mine are all rather bedraggled these days. Friendship stars - simple but much loved by me, and I love the soft colours of that quilt.

Karen S said...

Great work on Foxley Village. You are making good progress there.
The little shoes are gorgeous. Can't wait to see the next design.

Janice said...

I’m just catching up on reading blogs. You did well to meet your OMG. The quilt is coming together nicely. The little shoes are so cute.