I'm being really organised, trying to get through the ever growing list of WIPS and WIPS that are still in my head as possible WIPS. You know the kind, you go for a visit round blog land with your morning cuppa, and are confronted with inspiration from all over, new fabrics, new patterns, someone doing something in a different colourway that you'd previously thought possible. I'm trying not to get sucked in by those kinds of inspiring types, which means I need to stay away from this person. Especially as she is currently taunting me with her blog header, it being on the list of possible WIPS. Hmm.
Anyhoo, onto the finished stuff. Not quite finished, because this is just the top. Blowing in the beautiful sunshine. Ahem. Not quite.
The reason it's the top only? There's no way on earth I'm going to attempt quilting that, it's huge. Huge for me anyway. It goes almost to the floor either side of the bed (and that's a proper single/twin bed, not a baby sized one)....
ah, another picture.....the bird's eye view.....
The rocket applique was from Australian Homespun, issue 67 (the kids issue), which also has a bag pattern by Rachel, and was the reason I got it in the first place, but still haven't managed to make. Another addition to the list then?
The fabric is, as you probably know, Prints Charming and the pattern is brilliant, the top came together in a day, with cutting out and everything, the applique took longer because I was afraid of messing it up. It's the turning twenty book, which, as the name suggests, turns twenty fat quarters into one 70 X 86 inch quilt top.
So whilst this goes off to the quilter's I shall make a quilted pillow case to match, and tick something off the list of things to do.
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