Thursday, 21 May 2009

Time to catch up

Well, with the lovely weather we've been having (between very generous showers) I seem to have spent most of this week in either the garden or the greenhouse and not had much time for quilting.
I've also had a lot of time with my scrumptious grandson this week which has been delightful - but I haven't finished his Very Hungry Caterpillar quilt. In fact I was very impressed with myself, I only have the top and bottom border to sew on, they're already pieced and ready to go but I was really tired at that stage and I thought that although it's only two seams I'd be likely to do something wrong and so I stopped sewing for the day, how much self control is that?!!
I did finish my BQL trapunto challenge quiltlet and although I really enjoyed doing it, and would try the technique again, I'm not pleased with the result so won't be putting a picture up (unless it looks a whole lot better once it's washed)!
I seem to have a lot of things to finish off - quilt labels to sew on, borders to handsew etc so I've packed up a bag of projects to take to Norfolk for the holiday weekend. I'm not taking my machine so I won't be able to start anything new - other than at the planning stage, I always have a notebook with me.
I'm off to Israel in just over a week for a holiday with my son. Hoping to get some inspiration for a quilt for him while I'm there. At the moment I've just got a list of what he doesn't want - blue and white but not shades of various blues, definitely not log cabin or pinwheels, not too many blocks, not regular, maybe a central panel with borders...
watch this space.

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