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Thursday, 4 October 2012

WIP ... er ... Thursday

Sorry this is late ... I plead Harvest Festival for Girl #1 and cough & temperature for my perpetually snotty Girl #2.  We also have birthday party prep coming up, so I am going to blog now while I have the chance.

This week I finished the last of the 36 blocks for Girl #1's Dolce quilt:
So hopefully these will go together quite quickly.  And I need to get them off the spare bed before someone drops a pair of trousers on them.

I don't know what it is about prepping the backing for a big quilt - maybe just that it is so big - but I have a tendency to put it off even though I can't finish the quilt without it.  As someone pointed out the other week, it's just one seam!  But I also have a terrible habit of choosing backings with a repeating motif that has to line up.  Like this:
I shall make a mental note that in future I should select small ditsy prints with no obvious repeat.

Anyway, backing for Apple Crisp is all done and I just need to finalise the quilting design with the long armer and we're away!  I love that bit because when it comes back it is ready for binding - my favourite part, second only to chopping up fabric :)

Im other happy news, look what the sewing fairy brought for me today:
I have been coveting this for ages and am very excited to have my own copy to pore over with a nice cup of tea.

And finally, something mildly alarming - a prototype board game drawn by my 5-year-old inside an old shoe box.  I am very unsure what is happening on that second line down.
I think Mattel might want to edit this before they release it.

G x


  1. bwahahahahahahahahahaaaaaa!!!!!!!

  2. I don't know what you are talking about ;-)

  3. Oh I laughed out loud at line number two of the game!!