Yes, this post will be a bit of a mix – just catching you up on the last few days.
Spent a very frustrating day quilting this little baby quilt for a friend. I don’t know why, and yes, I’ve taken classes – 3 of them with different teachers (failed the LOT) – but I just DO NOT enjoy machine quilting. By the end of the afternoon my machine and I were no longer on speaking terms, and I was seriously thinking about divorcing it, but then I remembered how much fun we have together when we’re piecing……. (sigh)
I get serious machine quilt envy when I see what marvels other people achieve with their machine quilting, like Cathy, Andi and Rita, but I do love hand quilting, and while it may be slower, at least I enjoy it!
On Friday I helped Helen and Mrs Mac choose some fabrics for their Medallion Quilt-A-Long project.
Mrs Mac ended up with this fabulous mix of Kaffe, 1930’s, and geometrics, to which she’s going to add some greens from her
stash fabric library.
Saturday was sewing with friends at Helen’s, and being a footy finals day, we ate footy finals food (baby hot dogs and party pies) and a bit more up-market food (party pasties and spinach/ricotta pastries) – yuuuummmy! – and watched Helen’s team (Geelong) win! (No photos as we were all busy stitching what you’ve already seen.)
Helen’s kittens couldn’t have cared less that their name sakes (Geelong is known as The Cats) trounced the competition, and instead spent the day playing together before settling down in their new basket for a wee cat-nap!