Yesterday I had a sick child. And I basted a quilt. Yesterday said sick child volunteered to make some soup for lunch. And I let her - while I played with fabric. I am a bad mother. I've got my just rewards though, as today I have two sick children and am feeling rather squiffy myself. I am a bad mother, but I did manage to make something. Surely there is something to be said for that?!
After the basting task was done I went into my sewing space (because I don't have a room of my own - yet) and while there was a tonne of things to be done I got distracted by the HR that was still out on the table. I started to play with those scraps and the next thing I knew I was making something. It happens.
You can tell by the photos that I was doing this at different times of the day by the changing light. I cut, I pieced, I sashed, I layered and spray basted, and then I hand stitched.
Today I finished it as a cushion. But I didn't let anyone make soup, so I might be a better mother. On the other hand, I did let Helen make cookies. I go with the theory that if they are busy they are less likely to be thinking of the fact that they feel bleugh.
I used some lovely silvery grey DMC perle 8 for all the stitching bar the line of white use on the blue. I backed it with some spare pink spotty fabric I had. (Forgive the lumpy look of it. I didn't have a big enough insert so I stuffed in some wadding to make it more full.) And I used my last 24" zip from Zipit. Well, I am sure it is the last but every time I think that, another one appears from nowhere. They really are magical these zips! Granted, the blue was a little bright for this cushion, but I didn't have enough pink left to cover it, and the zip is on the back. Who wants to look at it when you have all that lovely HR on the front?!
So, another finish. Another finish not on the FAL list. I really wish you could amend that list as you went along. It's a finish that makes me happy though. And I got fine weather for photographing it. I love autumn weather like this, where colours are so vivid, and the sky so blue. Even with an ick tummy you have to be happy.