I was incredibly lucky and I managed to get me a slot with Long Arm Chris that would mean getting my bee quilt professionally quilted in time for taking to Fat Quarterly Retreat in London, where I'll be meeting all my wonderful Bee's IN PERSON! Woohoo!
Slight draw back... As you may have gathered from previous post, my bee quilt was still just a big plastic bag full of little plastic bags with blocks in them. And none of those bags contained any blocks done by ME either...
So, having tried to wait for my man to go back to sea before I tackled this, I had waited as long as I could really, and he - for once - didn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, so I explained as nicely as I could that I had to get stuck in to it, I'd be stressed and tired, he'd have to get his own meals, and he'd have to turn a blind eye to the unbelievable amount of mess I was about to make. Not sure which he found hardest as these were all very unappealing to him, however he was wonderful. A few raised eyebrows and sighs, but there were also the meals he took care of, and he actually brought me some cups of tea too!
I didn't quite meet my "done in a week" target, but I did get it sent off and I've heard tell it's going on the frame very soon!
Since I'm being so awfully secretive about it all (gotta make my own fun...) I'm only going to show you two of the blocks I made for it. The rest is being saved for the reveal of the finished quilt! (I wonder which fabulous quilty book I got these from?)
After my mental sewing marathon the rest has been awfully sleepy. I have tried to get back up to date with my blog reading, but I did fall asleep rather a lot. You might find it a bit amusing to know that everyones talk of stamping their own fabric somehow sunk into my subconscious. Yes, I've done it again. Round two of "shopping in your sleep"...
Yes, a couple of clicks in your sleep and you too can have a rolling alphabet stamp! First I knew about it was when I noticed an email from Ebay I didn't remember reading... d'oh!!