I'm trying very hard to get back into sewing. I'm happy to say that my quilty obsessing has come back and I am back to the usual constant daydreams and quilt plans and virtual shopping and pretend bundle making and all that. Its only the actual sitting at the machine I've been stuck on! My beanybump might not actually be all that big, but anyone would think I'm 39+ weeks I seem to be so useless at sitting upright or bending over. Seriously, some days I cant put my bloody socks on!
Anyway... I've been easing myself into sewing doing small bits at a time, and I have a couple of finishes to show for it now.
First up we have the California Dreamin' quilt. Mum pieced this in an afternoon (when I was poorly and napping) from a fabulous pattern in the Fat Quarterly Shape Workout book. I got my lovely mate Emily to do some meticulously spaced straight line quilting on it, and I did some "organic" hand quilting in the solids.
The second one,( pictured on its side cos I didnt want to get the bottom wet!!!) is my first and probably last entirely Half Square Triangles quilt. Wow, this was soooooo tedious to make. Dont get me wrong, I really like it, and I'm happy with the block I chose, the solid I went for etc. But eugh. So many hsts! Not exactly enjoyable to piece. In fact, it wouldn't have been made at all if I hadnt had mum on trimming duty! I do like the finished quilt though. This was basted by Emily too, and I managed to quilt this one myself with a nice simple grid layout.
Feels so nice to have some finishes to show! I have another quilt top finished tonight, which hopefully I'll be sharing with you all very soon....