Quilt! Of course.
Remember the batik chain top that I finished recently?
Well yesterday, it got another chance to shine. But first the inspector had to give it a thorough looking at.
There was something there which caught her eye, and something else there!
It seemed to take several goes before she was ready to move onto the next bit!
I was eventually able to spread it out fully and trim the big piece of flannelette to a better size.
Then onto the frame it went. Look, the inspector has worn herself out and gone to sleep!!
As this piece will be used as a table cover I wanted to keep the quilting to a minimum, so opted for some simple wavy lines with an occasional loop-dy-loop.
Then I got adventurous and popped in some flutterbys.
Or maybe they are leaves?
I had about two thirds of this quilted before I stopped to cook dinner last night and didn't go back to it until stupid o'clock this morning!
This is where the title of this post starts to make sense.
I woke at 2 am and just couldn't get back to sleep, so up I got and finished off the quilting.
Of course, once I was finished and took it off the frame, her ladyship came along, just to have another looksee.
There are a few threads to bury, then I need to find a binding for this beauty.
NZ is being poured upon, by the still nasty remains of cyclone Gita. And we're told it will get a lot worse overnight and tomorrow with not only more rain but also some very powerful winds. I may just get my grocery chores done in town this afternoon, so I can hide away indoors and sew all day tomorrow.