|I had exactly £1 left at the end of the day!!|
The FQs are intended to add to my HAL stash, I've been wanting some smaller piecing needles for a few months and the larger cuts are 3m of grey dot for the back of my HAL quilt (£20!) and half a metre (£3) of pink, also for the HAL quilt, either the front or the back! The blue and white stripe was the only two tone stripe I found - I think I may need to look online. If anyone has any ideas of where to look or a line of fabric to look at I'd be very grateful - I'd prefer to buy from the UK but maybe now is the time to try buying from the US! I have no idea how much fabric I'll need for my HAL quilt but I really think one more stripe and one more dot would do it!
Thank you for all your lovely comments about my 'Going in circles' quilt. I appreciate and treasure every one - it's so nice to know that other people like it! If any of you are thinking of entering a quilt in a show please do - if you need a little encouragement let me know and I'll give you a
I know I was going to mention my thoughts on the show but that's tricky without photos. There were lots of lovely quilts to admire (and some gorgeous miniatures - a very small category in all senses!) and exhibitions by Sandie Lush (her sweater quilts - wow! I was lucky enough to be taught to hand quilt by her a couple of years ago and when she showed us her work the room gasped!), Frieda Oxenham (wow, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!), Maggie Davies (oh my, those Hawaiian style quilts!), Pam Bono (oh, the wonderful quilting!) and Susan Briscoe (a beautiful range of quilts and fabrics - I loved them!) as well as some great group exhibitions. So much to see and admire!
Just to prove that I'm doing more than hexies here is another project I have on the go - I started it towards the end of July while I was waiting for my HAL fabrics to arrive...I got two City Weekend charm packs last year in a sale and couldn't resist them but they've languished in my sewing room ever since as I couldn't decide what to use them for! Last time you saw the squares drying on the bathroom tiles (so much easier than putting a towel on the floor and then leaping over it every few minutes!) and yesterday they went from this
|Squares trimmed on two sides, ready for printing|
|I'd add the link provided so you could look at them in Flickr but I can't get it to work so here's a link to the set instead!|
I used a method called Inklingo which is a method of printing the pieces on the back of the fabric - if you look closely you can see the solid cutting line and the dashed sewing line and the match points along the sewing line.
These DP blocks will eventually join my other DP blocks to make a quilt...I'm not sure how I'm going to organise them yet but I'm keeping an eye on Susan's blog to see what she does with her Brit Bee blocks - I like the idea of sashing them - thanks Susan!
Gosh, this was going to be a short post, sorry about that! I've finished another few hexies but I'll save them for next time - I want to get my new fabric washed and ironed so I can start using it!
I'll leave you with a photo of Archie enjoying the afternoon sun
And proof that blogging does change the way you think...early this morning (early for me, I know lots of people would have been up and about by then!) I woke and noticed the room was filled with orange light so I got up for a look. I thought "That'd make a great photo for my blog" so I dashed downstairs for the camera, took some photos from my bedroom window and went back to sleep - how's that for dedication?!
|3 minutes later the sun was up and this gorgeous sky was gone...|
I hope everyone else had such a beautiful start to the day...
P.S. I tried again today to find a shop to sell my Wonky quilt but have had no luck - one place only takes textiles if they'll fit in a display cabinet and the other place really liked it but didn't think the people that come to her shop would be willing to pay what it was worth...next step - decent photos then try online!