We had the mid season update, which the photos on the left were featured on. To summarise, (the post is here) and the things I DIDNT manage were as follows. Table runner for me, my own Bee quilt, quilt for bestie's baby, work out how to quilt "not so hidden stars", 5" charms top, and more hexies. Hmmm, read the post, it didnt sound as bad as that summary just did! Also, I pledged not to join in on any more swaps or QAL's and stuff til I got it all done...
Didnt do too well with that addition at all really. I started my own QAL...... I also took part in the For the Love of Solids Swap
And the Mouthy Stitches Zippy Pouch Swap
And am taking part in the name tag swap for Fat Quarterly Retreat.
However, list wise, I did get round to sorting out the quilting of the "not so hidden stars" top. Its just not entirely finished yet! I did Free Motion Quilting (my first time on a quilt) and some hand stitching in some of the stars.
One more star to hand stitch. Hmmm. Quilting looks a bit dubious really... but not entirely bad for a first time. Actually have the binding sewn on already, so when the hand quilting is done I just need to hand stitch binding to front and hey presto - one utterly manky, dusty, cat hair covered, been in use daily since I signed up for winter sitching quilt, finally ready to wash!
The quilt for bestie and her baby is progressing. Slowly. In a two steps forward five steps back sort of a manor. I was half way through quilting it when I noticed that the tension had gone and on the back the top stitches were massive big baggy loops. Bit annoyed, but then I started retracing it to find out when that had started. Wouldnt you know it, after about the first 2 inches of quilting... So, that has been completely unpicked. I'm wondering if its the thread. Its Gutterman Quilting thread, which I've used before with no problems, however its never done this before either...
So with those two "almost"s, no more hexies done, the 5" charms top closer to reverting to a bunch of 5" charms than progressing to a quilt, my own bee quilt still in scraps and pieces all over the spare room and the cupboard, one might think that there's been very little sewing done in the cupboard this winter at all really.... But I disagree. None of these were on that list!
So maybe not a list with everything neatly crossed off, but I've had fun, and I've done the best I could.
Now I dont know about you but my eyes are desperate to close and I've come close to snoring twice now so I'll stop for now...
Ooops, have to link up to Sarah at Fairy Face Designs!! Now that I've stayed awake an extra five minutes or so, you should too - so go check out how everyone else got on!