It has been a few days since I last posted anything on my blog. There are several reasons for that; two of them being a lot of things going on at work and Welsh Open in snooker on TV late at night. The semi finals are tonight, and the finals are tomorrow - I have no idea why I have gotten so hung up on the game seeing as I have never played it. Can it have something to do with quilter's mentality of presition and geometry?
For those out there on the fabric diet, please skip this part! Because in your eyes I have been a naughty girl, and I have started to ask myself the question whether I'd rather buy fabric than food, and I'm not quilte sure about the answer (this was a rather untastful joke, but it has a small ring of truth to it (unfortunately:-))). This yardage arrived earlier this week.
Except for the beige/cream with purple flowers, which will be used as backing for a sampler I'm working on (I'll post a picture of it one of these days), I have no plans for it. But who knows...? And today I recieved 20 FQs of Jennifer Chiaverini's Circle of Quilter's collection for Red Rooster. I have no idea what I'm going to do with these either, but I just had to have them– they are so pretty!
I have managed to stitch a bit this week as well, all though not been as productive as I would have liked. I have made five new blocks for my SBS.
The Grandmother's fan and the Dresden plate are the first blocks I have hand pieced in my life, not counting a few smaller projects using English paper piecing. I made a thin pencil line around the templates and stitched just outside the line, leaving a scant 1/4" seam allowance (this is called American hand piecing???) - it worked wonderfully, so I have cut a couple of other blocks to make this way as well. I have suffered more or less from a phobia of curved seams and appliqué, and in the SBS there are plenty of both. So I have decided to try and tackle my fears and just go ahead and make the ones I dread the most:-) We’ll se how it goes…