I wish I had a better photo but the badminton net outside - my usual place of choice - isn't high enough to hang this from now. I didn't have my other top choice for display purposes - child labour. And the only surface big enough, and uncluttered enough to lie the quilt top flat was the kitchen floor. How sad is that?! And there wasn't enough maneuvering room to avoid that bright shaft of sunlight. I would call the photo session a big fat fail!
But I still completed the quilt top. Unfortunately Sarah and Jennifer have posted the instructions for cutting the backing pieces and I think I am supposed to be piecing them now. Also unfortunately the quilt shop I dodged trees to get to the other day only had one metre of my white backing fabric in stock. More expected soon. I don't know if I will be doing my backing as per the instructions, but the fact remains I do not have enough of the white to achieve any of the options.
So I went and played with some ginger, and chili, and garlic - included some pork in the mess - and went about getting dinner started instead. There is always something I could be doing. Food and sewing just happen to be the top choices.
Eventually I turned my meagre art skills to pondering what to do for the DS Doll Quilt Swap. Not come to any conclusions but it was fun playing with the colouring pencils.
Equilateral triangles? HSTs? Suggestions?
Let's forget about all that and turn towards much more interesting things. Sarah, at FairyFace Designs, is having a giveaway. That is far more exciting than my rather lackluster post today. If you like solids (uh, who doesn't?!) then you will want to enter this giveaway. Sarah has teamed up with River Fabrics to give one lucky winner 5 half metres of Kona solids. Quite frankly, I would prefer that you didn't enter because I really am lacking a good choice of solids in my stash at the moment and a win like this would be rather timely. So please ignore the fact that I have said anything about it and allow me a better chance of winning. Thanks!
|Mine, all mine (I wish).|
When I first read ginger and chilli I thought you had pulled out soe solids until I read the pork word, how demented am I?ReplyDelete
Your quilt top looks good, and hurray for a bit of sunshine eh?
Your Across the Seas quilt is coming along great. Don't you just love how the pieced border makes it all pop? I am doing an improv of the back too because I don't have enough Kona coal and think it would be too much gray anyway!ReplyDelete
Ha! you're more caught up than me. I signed up. Even thought about some fabric and er...that's all I've done.ReplyDelete
Isn't that stack of solids just tasty? Good luck in the give away.ReplyDelete
I love a good color and doodle. Can't wait to see what you make!
I havn't even looked at the instructions for the back, but I keep reading that there is a lot of cutting involved: I may have to deviate.ReplyDelete
The top looks great all pieced together
The top is fantastic, and who knew that ginger and chilli are not fabric colours! lolReplyDelete
I'd wish you luck in the giveaway but there's no point as I'm going to win ;o) Your quilt looks brill and I love the shaft of sunlight! Hope tea was nice?ReplyDelete
I love your quilt top! It's very colourful and bright - just like you! JxoReplyDelete
Good luck in the giveaway, if I dont win that is...ReplyDelete
The shaft of sunlight looks like a left handed tick (that`s a check mark to you) so someone thinks it`s good! I do too. In fact more than good! I do`nt think we are piecing until next week. Cutting will be done at the weekend...I hope.ReplyDelete
Oh Lordy...just seen Jennifer`s post - we are piecing!ReplyDelete
I love how you jump from sewing to food back to fabric again! Your quilt top is looking great, I love that shaft of sunlight on it :-) Hope your fabric comes in, the pieced back is a little bit extra work but worth it I think!ReplyDelete
Hmmm reckon you make the DS with whichever dies you have baby! Equilateral triangles would look good xReplyDelete
Today is official crap photo day!
Susan your quilt is looking great and we are only supposed to cut out this week I'm sure - piecing is next week (I hope) !ReplyDelete
Lovely solids - you have just persuaded me! Glad you are enjoying your pencil crayon box!
Ok I was so wrong! Better get cutting and piecing Susan - you and me both!ReplyDelete
Great job with the quilt top!ReplyDelete
And heheh I'm sitting here sniggering at Cindy's comment: "I love a good doodle?" Clearly you brits don't give that word the double meaning we do LOL. I'm going to have to tell her that and have her on about it ;)
Its purty :-) And I'm uber jealous that you have the Aussie version of that feedsack print. I only have the red but the turquoise is really cute!ReplyDelete
OK that photo is "artistic" with the sun hitting only part of it. And we can all see how gorgeous it is even with what you think is a crap photo.ReplyDelete
I am up to my eyeballs with solids here and too scared to cut into them because I have a feeling solids and I are not going to be friends in the quilt making process. I like loud and bold and let my fabric do my talking for me. Solids let your quilting do the talking....and often I dont have much to say !