I told you in my last post I needed to focus - well it's no better. When I was a knitter I used to buy a pattern ( or choose one I already owned ). I would then buy some wool and start knitting. Every evening for 2 or 3 hours until my chosen garment was made. I would then sew it up - try it on - decide I didn't like it and then give it to my mum -lol ! Then I would choose another pattern - buy wool - and the whole cycle would start again. But now I'm a quilter - this just doesn't happen. Need I say more !
In the corner of my sewing table you will spot some split flying geese blocks that will hopefully be the border for my LOTL quilt. I have made a few but nowhere near enough of the million I will need. You will also see here my pathetic attempt at stitchery i.e. the drunken cat....Goodness only knows what will happen to him !
Moving round there is a lovely teetering pile of stuff. The top item is my SSCS that is underway. You can probably tell what it is going to be and I will post piccies when it is finished. Under this is Patricks quillow that I started a few days ago - this is needing borders and the actual cushion part needs finishing off before it gets quilted.
Looking down from here is a "pile". I am good at making piles. This one needs attention - lots of bits for the scrap box here as well as some homeless fabric !
Swivelling round on my chair is another "pile". These are mostly fabrics I dug out for the quilt that started life on my birthday. I have yet to show this because as yet there is nothing to show - lol !! I have been cutting out shapes the old fashioned way - templates and scissors and it is taking time. But I like having a good few bits cut out before I sew so when I get going I don't have to stop and cut out more.
And just newly pinned on my wall is this
Last night we had a workshop at my quilt group. It is a 2 part thing. We finish off in a fortnight. The workshop is with Dilys Fronks who is showing us how to make this wallhanging. It is lovely and the 2 she had made as samples were stunning and inspired us all to have a go. Her workmanship is excellent and we were lucky to have her as she doesn't teach so much these days. When she visits again we are going to applique this ( it is just fused at the moment ) and machine quilt and bind it.
So there you have it - mess and more mess and too many projects in the pipeline. But you know what - I love it !! Who has time to get bored when you're a quilter ?