Little Miss Sunshine has started a linky party. It's in honour of the fact that everyone knows you're most creative when you're in your pyjamas. Pop on over and link up and show us what crafty goodness you got up to over the weekend. Pyjamas are optional.
It will come as no shock to anyone who reads my blog regularly that I spend most of my weekend in my pyjamas. Last time Mr. P actually took me out socially was in about 2007, so I don't make a big fuss about getting clothes on anymore unless I have to go to work. Frankly if I thought I could get away with it-I'd wear my pyjamas there too but my boss has pre-empted me on that score by banning pyjamas as unsuitable work attire.
I piked on FNSI this month and spent Friday night gossiping on the phone , first to Miss Pyjamas, then to Mother of Pyjamas, then to sister of Pyjamas, and lastly to my friend Bec. Bec and I can yak the leg off a chair and that phone call lasted well over 3 hours and by the time it was done it was almost Saturday.
I woke Saturday full of resolve and pressed the strips for the zig zag quilt and cut them into squares. Then I pressed them again and squared them all up. You all know I'm a perfectionist.
Then I started the new project.
Sunday I got up and basted two quilts. And then I quilted both of them ....
The Christmas quilt was not without incident. The fabric I used for the back is slightly coated and dragged the entire time I was quilting. There was much profanity too when the tension on my machine kept playing up. Who knew changing bobbin type would be such a pain in the arse? These bobbins were recommended for my machine , and I got a real telling off for using the metal ones for the last 7 years (without incident I might add ). According to the sewing centre lady I'm only meant to use the plastic ones. I went right back to using the metal ones today and had no problems after that . I wonder if bobbin washers would help with the plastic ones? I'm mega pissed I spent 20 bucks on useless bobbins and dont want to waste more cash I dont have on useless bobbin washers.
This is the quilt I started yesterday. Top done, quilting done, waiting for binding. It's an Adelaide Crows quilt and I wanted to start
brainwashing educating Little P nice and early about which Aussie Rules Football team he's going to support. His great grandfather, his grandfather and his father all support this team and he is being expected to follow tradition. I'm planning to make one for Mr. P too and this was the prototype. This is not a technically brilliant quilt and neither is the quilting but I wanted to use the fabric this football season since I've been babbling on about making a Crows quilt for the last 5 years or so.
And to make sure Little P loves this quilt and wants to use it all the time I backed it in this. Mr. P's probably won't have Elmo on the back when I finally get round to making it.
Then I made a load of binding strips to go on both the quilts.
I fully intended to get those together before I went to bed but I have just woken up from falling asleep on the lounge at 9.30pm. It's now the middle of the night here and I can't get back to sleep. I wonder if the whirring of my sewing machine would wake Mr. P? Maybe making some fudge would be a bit quieter? Or I could pick up all the sewing crap and put it away. It looks like a crazy creative genius exploded in every single room of my house.
By the way I didn't get out of my pyjamas until around 3.00pm both days this weekend. I would have stayed in them all day but I had to go Easter shopping. A bra-less 44 year old woman wearing Cookie Monster Pyjamas in public is not a pretty sight...
Here's hoping the crafting Gods smile on you this week. Feel free to wander over and link up to the official Pyjama Party Sunday post.
My Goals for this week ...
Make and attach Binding to the Christmas Quilt and Little P's new quilt
Finish 4 Paper Pieced blocks for QAL.
Start and finish 3 stitchery blocks for Tis the Season Project
Make 10 circles for Dresden Centres and start sewing them on.