My dear friend and neighbour Michaela popped over last week for a cup of joe and we talked about most everything that came into our minds. I whined as usual about the difficulties in keeping a clean house and especially about the state of my own bedroom (this is where I sew and
No, these words did not hurt, but they did kind of wake me up. They were so true. I'm considering changing my name from Fabraholic to Fabramessy.
As the family didn't come home this weekend I had the house to myself and decided to sew. This is what I accomplished:
12 sailboat blocks. I used Gunillas boatquilt as pattern. I'm using the ugliest fabrics in the world and therefore call this quilt The Beauty and the Beast. Somehow these uglies just blend in and I'm sure this one will turn out a Beauty if it something like Gunillas.
Of course I managed to sew a couple of sails upside down, but that was easy to take care of. Just swish swish with Jackie the ripper and another round at the sewing machine. I have still 13 sailboats to sew and 25 blocks made of 16 2 1/2" squares. This quilt is so easy to make; it is a real pleasure to watch it grow.
Then I finished my first Stargazing block. I've never made anything like this before and it was not as easy as the sailboats because you have to keep your mind on what you are doing.
I keep a stash of Half square triangles near the sewing machine. You know, just not to interrupt the chainpeacing when making a block. These HST are needed for a table topper I've been working on every now and then. I need 800 HST and already have finished 400. This weekend I made about 100-150, so this UFO is slowly growing.
Never mind if it takes a bit longer; I'm in no hurry.
And what did you do this weekend? I hope you did enjoy yourself as much as I did:-)