I signed up at the very last minute to do Friday Night Sew In and then did so little it wasn't worth writing a post about. Sorry to anyone who came looking for creative inspiration. I was all out. It was far more satisfying to curl up on the lounge with my pink chenille blanket than spend time in my cold sewing room. Yeah I'm a slacker. Wanna make something of it?
This morning I woke with the resolve to finish something. Since I'm short on action lately, I didn't recognise the feeling at first. I thought I was coming down with ebola or bubonic plague. A quick check of google informed me I was feeling MOTIVATED.
Really quickly (just in case the feeling left me as suddenly as it had appeared ) I put all the rows for the Flurry quilt together and cut all the strips for the pieced border before I decided I needed a nap. Sadly I realised as I was sewing rows that when I was squaring up the blocks I'd made some grievous cutting errors and that if I stuck with 1/4 inch seams I was going to cut the tops of my bows off. Presents with half bows are pretty ugly so I decided to sew 1/8th inch seams and keep my fingers crossed it'd all turn out OK. It didn't. It looks like it's Flurry's turn to be my hated quilt this week. I'm an equal opportunity quilter. All my unfinished quilts get their turn.
The over achievers of this QAL have already started their borders and blogged about it. Don't you hate show offs?
The day wasn't all doom and gloom and quilts that give me the shits. I showed you this pile of fabric on Tuesday.
I'm happy to say that today I worked my bum off so that pile of stuff could end the day looking like this.
Originally this quilt was going to be for me because Larri sent me the fabrics as a gift. Then I was going to make it for my sister in law. Now that it's made up I don't think I can let this one go. I love the way it turned out.
It has the cat inspector seal of approval. Mordecai must roll all over every new quilt top . It is the law.
I'm pleased to say there was very little mo fo-ing during the putting together of this top since it was so easy trained monkeys could have done it.That's just what I needed though - something fast and easy to kick start my mojo.I think I'm back !
On my list for this week is to make Little P a placemat for when he comes to visit because I'm over having to wipe whatever he's eating off my white pristine dining table. I'm also planning to make a start on the Christmas stockings I've been avoiding for fear I'll stuff them up. It involves sewing and turning things inside out which usually ends in tears at Maison Pyjamas.
For more creative weekends pop on over to see Little Miss Sunshine and her crafty peeps.Better still, link up and show off your creative side!