This week's effort has been completely abysmal. I'm blaming the finger but we all know the truth. Quilting Gremlins. Yes - that's right. They stole into my house and nicked my crafty mojo. I didn't do a crafty thing until Saturday. That's four whole days of uncraftiness. I'm kicking myself.
I spent this week second guessing myself 8 times on the Dresden centres and sashing fabric. I decided it absolutely needed some obscure Aunt Grace fabric that was in print 5 years ago but ultimately couldn't find anywhere. Trust me - I spent 8 hours online looking. I went from being convinced that blue was the way to go , back to my original dark pink, through auditioning greens and yellows , back to pink, back to blue and finally settled on a medium pink. If you hate it for crying out loud don't tell me because I just ordered three more yards of it for sashing. I ended up making 5 Dresden centres and tracing and cutting another 11. I'm just relieved I made some bloody progress.
Fabric shopping happened again this week. Can I help giving in to temptation when I see stuff on sale ? I went to buy some plain black and came home with 8 metres of that and another 12 + metres of these two for backing. It was on sale for 40 % off and then if I took the rest of the bolt they gave me a further 30% off . It would have been criminal not to buy it.
I also bought solids and plan on making them into something spectacular at some point. I've never worked with plain solids before. I usually consider them the plainwrap bread of the quilting world. (kind of beneath my notice ) I have been completely inspired by new ideas this week. It's like creativity has taken over my brain.
And in news you already knew -The Chocolate Star Quiltlet (happy now Becks ?) got finished.
And I started cutting something fabric for something else. It seems that no sooner have I taken something off my WIP list than I'm putting something else on it.
These are already starting to look like a quilt top...sort of... I'm sure you get the idea.
Come back next week for another thrilling installment where Shay finds her sewing mojo and gets a load of things done! Hopefully.
Meantime , pop on over to Kate's to check out other sewing legends.