7 hours ago
Thursday, 9 August 2012
running in fast to say hi
About 300,000,000,000 years ago or so I was in a bee with some awesome people and they made me awesome blocks that have sat around being ignored for the longest longest time because I was too lazy to make myself some blocks to go with them. Go figure. Plus I had no reason to finish the quilt, no baby girl of my own (my baby girl is all big and teenagery), and I was distracted by the shiny new quilts that kept pushing themselves to the front of the line.
Because I've been tidying out my fabric closet and trying to make some room for the new fabric lines that I absolutely must have (Chicopee, Field Study, Liberty Lifestyle and Center City are the biggies - I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am for them) I found the sad little orphan blocks and because I had nothing else that I really wanted to do right there and then they helped me out and sewed themselves together into a simple little baby quilt. It's about 45" square, so only tiny, but perfect for a baby (because babies are also very tiny). I just need to quilt it and bind it and then I'll pop it into the closet for the next little baby girl that comes along, I think, because it's really really cute and makes me want a whole big wonky stars quilt.
I'm going to be teaching at a shop in Leeds in the Autumn, with Brioni, and one of the classes is a beginners quilt class - from selecting fabrics and cutting etc etc right through to binding. We'll be making this quilt, which is nice and simple and just a single block repeated. I've pieced the class sample, Brioni is going to quilt it (because I hate that bit) and then we'll drop it off at the Skep ready for the class. The fabrics aren't really me at all, but I really like how they look together now it's pieced. I'm sure Brioni will make it look amazing with her quilting too.
Long arm Chris, my friend and local long arm quilter (and a really awesome person) has just started a blog. She's a little nervous about this modern technology stuff, so go over and say hi to her and make her blog a regular visit of yours. She's a really great quilter, and so lovely with it too.
So that's it - quick post today, I am trying to bind a quilt and type this post at the same time and it's not really happening as it should. Have a great day whatever you're doing, wherever you are. In fact - what are you doing and where are you? Tell me!
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