And I quilted too!!
Let me tell you all about it. As soon as I had finished here yesterday I scooted up to my play room all happy with the world. I pulled out the box of fabric pieces I had prepared. Lots of little strips all 6 inches wide neatly pressed and ready to be sewn on to some foundations. The foundations are made up from the linings out of all those curtain samples I was given .......way back. As I sewed, I admired all my fabrics and remembered their history.
Aah, this red was off Joe's Dragon quilt.
Tracey sent me this purple.
I love these flowers.
Hehe, that came in a dodgy bundle, nearly gone now.
Pretty flowers, left overs from a swap.
I love this pink.
I always did love this paisley, but could never find a use for it, such a pretty pink.
I used these flowers to make my sister a make up bag.
Butterflies! I covered my work diary with these.
Fluffy bunnies, his brother was so cross about those.
This one had 'Income Tax Colours' in the selvedge. I used it to line big bro's laundry basket, I thought he'd get a kick out of throwing his smalls at the tax man! LOL
The more I worked on it, the more I began to think that this just isn't the right quilt for my boy!! Far too many flowers and fluffy creatures. I kept on going until all the foundations were filled up, which also turned out to be lunch time. :-)
I thought about it over a bite to eat and decided to return to plan A, which I abandoned some time ago as things were just not going according to plan.
You do not get to see a picture of that! Anyway, I dug out the box and had a look through it. A collection of rescued fabrics, all cut from clothing and all different weights but all blue, or blueish. I bought a pack when I was at the Festival of Quilts last year. I intended all along to make something for Jiffy, but as I said, plan A didn't work. I pulled out my trusty ripper and away I ripped. It didn't take long, I hadn't gotten far.
I had a rummage about in my own drawer of rescued fabrics and added a few pieces to the pile. Then I sewed and sewed and sewed again. By the time my Hunney came home for his dinner I had finished. It was passed the flimsy stage and was all layered and pinned and waiting to be quilted. I got to put the walking foot onto my Janome for the first time.
What a breeze. :-)
I had the whole quilt quilted and the binding on in just over 90 minutes. Just simple straight lines which echo the long seams.Then I closed the binding by hand in front of the TV with my Hunney.
For the back I have used a burgundy coloured bed sheet, which mother acquired for me. There was even enough to use the same fabric to bind.
Ta, Dah! Plan C.
I have a friend visiting today. She coming to dig through my knitting patterns.
I have a crochet plan for this afternoon, but it should take only minutes to do, even for a novice like me.
Then I have another date with Jenny Janome.