It was so much fun having mum up with me for the week! Someone to "ooh" and "aah" at lovely fabric with, someone to trawl through patterns with, someone to get excited about scraps with! Right away I gave mum my scrap box and she got stuck in to a lovely tutorial from Oh Fransson using mostly my off cuts from my Single Girl Quilt. It was going to be a tea cosy, one for mum and one for me.
However once Auntie saw it she managed to snaffle it somehow... Fair dues, she went right out and bought a picture frame for it, and I think you'll agree, it does look a bit more "work of art" than "tea cosy"!
Mum and I picked a bundle of fabric I got in the January Sales, and we went for, wait for it, my first all me not copied off t' internet or bought pattern...
Its pretty basic, just a quarter of a log cabin, and each one is rotated so they dont all face the same way. Oh how I dream of having some quilting software for PC.. I do find the colour and overall visualisation very difficult. You get some pretty amazing looking programs out there that not only let you design your own blocks and quilt but also have thousands of images of real fabrics as well as colour basics. And, AND they eliminate the dreaded MATHS... Its the one and only aspect of quilting I absolutely loathe. Working out finished sizes, cut sizes, how much fabric needed... Hate it. And quilting software does it all for you... I did consider saving up for it, but then I realised it would involve saving up for a new laptop too as this one barely lets me edit photos never mind anything else.. Oh well, another dream to add to the "if I won the lottery" list.
|Ellie Cat "stop watching me, its new fabric, I've gotta sit on it"!|
|Int it cosy!|
It was a squeeze but we did it, we managed to get two machines and two projects on the go at the same time, little table hinges took a bit of a shaking but it survived! I got my blocks sewn up, and mum had another go at getting a tea cosy done.
One finished tea cosy!
One finished quilt top!