Yesterday I told you that I had the backing fabric for One for the Birds. I paid a visit to Ikea when we were in Newcastle. I had several reasons for going. I buy their unbleached cotton in bulk because it is so good for the insides of cushions, etc and as it is only £1.59 a metre it is a super buy. I also wanted to get some of the black and white number fabric that you are seeing so many places in blogland. And they stopped selling it! Only a couple of weeks prior to me going in. Huummmffff! Not pleased by that at all. I had plans for that fabric to back a quilt I have in mind.
I did buy an appropriate backing fabric for the birds though. It has birds on it - obviously - but I think it is low key enough to make it good for the back. What do you think?
That's the unbleached cotton underneath it. All 5+ metres of it. That should keep me going for quite a while!
So today I made some more bird blocks. They are not my priority right now. But I dug out the ones I had made and thought it would be good to add a few more to the pile. I have a plan to try and make about a half dozen a week between other projects and in a few weeks I will have used a piece of every last bird fabric that I have and when the time comes can start turning my mind to how on earth I am going to piece all these disparately sized blocks. Meanwhile, I will stick my head in the sand and ignore the problem.
On a final note today - I need the girls to go back to school. Not because they are being little horrors or anything. They are being remarkably nice, for them. No, it is because if I have to do another grocery shop with them I will never have any spending money for the FQ Retreat. The number of requests I got to buy this, and that, and the other. I said no to all the sugar based items. But how do you say no to the nori sheets so they can make more sushi, or the fresh pineapple, or mangos? How do you refuse them yogurt that has never seen a bit of chocolate? Or put the cereal that is yummy, and healthy, and expensive back on the shelf? I am so crap at being tough at times.