I've got the projects stacking up here, and all I need is a little time to get them done. I was out the house all day today. Nothing like spending over three hours going back and forth to Oxford for the ten minute appointment I needed to attend there. In fact, I was there for such a short while that I didn't even get charged for parking. That would be the silver lining on that particular cloud. And I did a full grocery shop on my return. Our fridge is actually looking like someone lives here, and they like their fruit and veggies too.
About half an hour ago I got a little time to poke around in my fabric stash. I was in mind to do a bit of a rainbow with yesterdays idea. I've not done much in the way of rainbows in my quilting career. Then I changed my mind. Here is the current way my brain is thinking.
The idea is make it look a bit like a sunrise/sunset. The vivid colours of the sun, then the almost colourless sky beyond melding into darker and darker blues on the opposite horizon. I may add a touch of violet here and there, not that I actually think I have any violet in my stash. Hmmm, may need to rethink that thought.
Another project looms as my mother accepted a commission on my behalf. For placemats. She even helpfully provided me with a mesh template of the shape her friend would like them for her round dining table.
Mum told her friend this wouldn't be a problem and I would love to make them. Seriously?! Thanks, Mum! My brain has stalled on this one but I am thinking machine appliqué may be the way to work round all those lovely curvy corners. The binding should be fun.
And in the evenings I continue to sew bits of hexie quilt together. I hugely underestimated how long it would take to join up the larger bits. I did pull papers to make it easier to do though. There were a few, but no I did not count them.
What is scaring me is how many more hexies I will need to get it to the shape I desire. Why aren't there any elves in real life like the shoemaker had in the fairy tale I used to read as a child? I need hexie elves!