Finishes, WIPs, plans, fabric!
Do my long-time readers remember the quilt I named "Go Back To The Mountain, Turn The Quilt Around"? It was so named because it was originally intended to be a backing for the Central Park Boxes quilt, only the quilter thought it would make a nice quilt and so I agreed to turn it into a quilt top?
It has sat on my 'to bind' list for, oh, four months. At least.
I bound it on Saturday afternoon. To give away Saturday night to a childless Uncle and Aunt who were coming around for dinner with the parentals for Father's Day.
However, my Aunt actually preferred this really bright harvest fabric that was backing my Hidden Harvest baby quilt. Oops!
So I'm making them a bed runner out of what I have left of it, because all she wanted was the fabric, plain. I might do some piecing on the other side, though. *whistles innocently* I know some people make exquisite wholecloth quilts, I'm just not one of them.
And, uh, I didn't get a pic of the finished quilt. D'oh!
It's only been waiting for binding since April.
And now it's done!
Finished last Friday night at the Sydney Modern Quilter's Guild meetup at City Extra.
Photographed at Penny Poppleton's house!
Along with a raft of quilts and her daughter!
Still trying to work out how to sort the sewing room.
Do I sort fabrics by colour or collection? A mix of both? What about my collection of solids? And the charm squares, jelly rolls, and layer cakes I've purchased separately?
But it's a really good space for working in!
Stepdad's Father's Day Present
Yeah, I missed the Father's Day deadline. *guilty look*
But we gave him a nice light spring jumper and a garish Hawa'iian print shirt instead! I was quietly hoping to get an "oh no" from my mother at the print shirt, but she just laughed.
This is the layout for pillow #2, which I haven't finished sewing. (Haven't had time.)
Anyway, I've finished the top of one pillow and am pondering whether to make the back a very staid flannel - pretty on one side, comfy on the other.
A little progress on my 60degree diamonds:
It's kind of painstaking making these! But I guess that's how handsewing works, isn't it?
In The Works
Kate Spain's Terrain Challenge
Penny Poppleton and myself are doing a quilt challenge - finish a quilt top made of Terrain (plus 2 solids) by the end of September.
I have plenty of Terrain!
Now I just have to work out how I'm going to put it all together!
Oh, I need to catch up on these. And my Birthday Blocks, for which I am backed up as far back as May. Now that we have sewing space, there's a little more hope!
So that’s me done. Time to go out and Linky Party! (like it's 1999?)