It's been two whole weeks since I last posted and I admit I haven't a lot to show for it. Why? Well stuff has been happening for starters. I think I told you I had catering to do for a weekend event, I tell you there better not be any vegans when the next one starts in September, I somehow got carried away with myself over the year and ended up doing so much cooking that by the time it got to Sunday afternoon and it was all over I was wiped out.
Then when I got home I had a telephone call which threw me into headless chicken mode. It was on Facebook one of my sons had been involved in an incident which had him at deaths door with a life changing injury. Yes, you can imagine how desperately worried I was. I eventually tracked him down to a local hospital, he was injured, but nowhere near as bad as portrayed and was only in hospital a couple of days, although he will be of work for about a month. Facebook is like Chinese whispers, so many people repeating, exaggerating and changing the story so it ends up nothing like the original incident. If I hadn't been so panicked I wouldn't have believed it, but I'm his mother and I did.
After the initial relief, and he is recovering well, I became as flat as a pancake. I had a bad case of can'tbebothereditis. I think we all have these times, usually I turn to sewing but no I had a good mope and felt very sorry for myself for a few days. I didn't blog, didn't read any blogs, and to tell truth I haven't even answered all the wonderful comments you all made on my last post.......yet! You will all be glad to know I am now much recovered and I'm going to spend the next week catching up on everything, so bear with me, 'cos I'm now officially back!
So, want to see what I finally have been up to quilting wise?
I finally finished the cushions to go with the quilt. My second finish for the 2017 Quarter 2 FAL. The quilt itself I finished last year and blogged about it on this post. It's called Sugar and Spice but known affectionally as the fat babies quilt.
They sit nicely on my rocking chair too but Indi springer loves pulling them off to lie on.
The tops were made so all I had to do was layer and quilt them, just loopy squiggles and quilt in the ditch. It couldn't be anything else or it wouldn't match the quilt.
Then I added an envelope backing, I forgot to take a pic but hey, it's just two pieces of fabric and not often seen. At least that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
I love this hair fabric. I have made a few of these for Christening gifts. My niece has her little girls cushion up on a high shelf, she says Laila can't have it until she learns to appreciate it, shame.
When I was feeling really down what I wanted was a bit of mindless hand sewing, so I did the binding........
on another five mug rugs. No I didn't just do another couple to add to the three I showed you last week..........
and here is the evidence to prove it. Eight Russian doll mug rugs. My third finish for the 2017 Quarter 2 FAL. You can find the pattern here. I made some coasters too just by reducing the size of the pattern but, you guessed it, I haven't done the binding yet. Maybe next month........
So, not a lot to show for two weeks. Circles? Who said circles? Ok, I had a bit of trouble......
Here is the back, one not so wonderful row. Can you see the back has gone all wrinkly? This doesn't happen when I pin, what am I doing wrong? It doesn't happen to the front. I attach the back to the wadding then iron it, them I add the quilt top and iron that. The problem starts when I start to quilt it. The last quilt I ended up ironing the back after every row, it took ages. The top is ok just the back goes wrinkly, does this happen to you? Do you iron it when spray basting? What am I doing wrong?
So that's been my fortnight. I didn't get to my sewing group this month either, but that was because my other son who lives in London came home for the weekend with his lovely girlfriend, so it was well worth missing it.
Hopefully I will have some proper progress to show you next week, but I wouldn't hold your breath.
Until next time,
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