Since I was computer-less last Monday, I'm doing a two for one post this week and doubling up to tell you about some other sewing I've been doing. I am amazed at the fact I can fit all this stuff in, maintain a blog, work, run our household, and renovate a kitchen all at once! And we even have clean underpants to wear occasionally - I am truly superwoman. And so are all of you. Unless you're a man - in which case you're superman. Obviously.
When we last checked my snowball progress, I had 74 snowballs left to get done and a mother load of squaring up to do. In the last two weeks I've managed to do 15 more snowballs and give my rotary cutter a workout squaring about 50 snowballs up. I was kind of hoping to get more done but that's the way life is from time to time.
And this is what a stack of snowball blocks looks like...109 of them to be precise.
And this is what the guardian of the snowballs looks like.
I also managed to get this pretty quilt top together for the Spread the Cheer project. Cot quilts come together fast which is very cool. Considering this was my first attempt at triangle piecing I'm pretty happy with the way it's coming together. I'm less pleased with my blurry photo..but meh ...
And the unpicker and I got jiggy while I fixed some mistakes from my aborted attempt at spray basting on Little P's quilt and the subsequent two lines of quilting I managed to do before the glue decided that it didnt want to stick. Back to the drawing board on this one , with some taping to the floor and pin basting. I've always pinned on my kitchen floor but since I dont have one at the moment I'm going to have to find an alternative. Finding a clean space at the moment is also a challenge.
I decided to make Indy and Lola a new quilt and started with the idea of wonky blocks from my scrap stash. I got this far and decided it wasn't wonky enough, and that it just looked a bit cobbled together. I'm putting this one on the backburner for a while until I sort it out in my head. It just looks wrong. Maybe I should just go for a string quilt instead. Log Cabin and I have never had a warm and cordial relationship.
I've set goals for all my WIP's and if I don't wind up dead from stress, you should be seeing lots of quilting finishes between now and the end of August. It's really important for me to have a pleasurable creative outlet at the moment that I can disappear off and do for a while every now and then. And on that note I've decided to put Translation Tuesdays on hold for a while until things are a bit more settled here too. I just need to be real about what's manageable for me at the moment.
Happy Creating !