Oh yes, I could cry, I am almost at the end of finishing the top of Gypsy Wife. Then what do I do? It feels like I have done nothing else for months, and of course I have done very little and am desperate to move on. First, you get to see exactly where I am up to.
Sections one to five in all their glory, what do you think? One, two, and three are stitched together but I need to get six and seven finished before I can join them all. Sections eight, nine, and ten are already done, they form the left third of the quilt and I did them first, except, I am not sure of one of the blocks, it's a big one, I am waiting until I finish this main part before I decide if I should take it out and replace it or if it sits with the rest when I see them all together. One thing I have learned in the years that I have been quilting is if I'm not sure of something it's best if I fix it, if not it will always niggle at me like a festering sore.
Now I'm thinking what next, well I have got a couple of things planned, but I can't share them, not even a hint, well, one is a bit of a swap, but that's all I'm saying, they are top secret. I do have a bee block to make though, I did mean to get it done and posted way before Christmas but I have decided to post it after in case it gets caught up in the Christmas post.
There are a couple of things I want to put to bed though, the first one is
Circles, I stopped quilting it when I ran out of thread, I did manage to get some more but Gypsy had came into my life and Circles got pushed to the side. All I need to do is finish the quilting, bind it, and add a label.
I would also like to get back to
these blocks from the book 100 Modern Blocks by Tula Pink. They began as just something to do at my monthly class but I'm finding it a bit too much to carry my machine, even though I have a bag on wheels I still have to lift it in and out of the car and the weight is too much for my shoulder. They are nice quick and easy blocks and I enjoy making them.
Now, I need your help and advice. My stepdaughter is getting married in February and instead of a guest book she wants an autograph quilt, that's where I come in. What I need is a nice pattern, that's where you come in. I'm confident someone will know the exact thing I am looking for. I want something nice (duh! obviously), I don't just want squares, more of a pattern, but not too complicated. Anyone have any ideas? I had a look on Pinterest but I didn't see anything that caught my eye. I don't know how many people will be signing yet, I must ask Tina for an idea of numbers. This may not be the only autograph quilt I will be making this year, my son proposed to his beautiful fiancee a couple of weeks ago and they have set the date for May, so two weddings in three months, exciting or what!
It's a short post this week, lot's going on, it's that time of year, and my car broke down, sad. It's fixed now but my Hubby missed our work Christmas meal out because of it. My car is always reliable, it never breaks down, it just happened to take poorly when he drove it. I would love to go down to one car but the oldies are a good 40 minute drive away and it takes me two hours on the bus, it's not practical. We did try once but trying to get the car one day a week from hubby was nigh on impossible. The good thing is I have lots of independence and can visit the quilt shop as often as I want without anyone realising how much I actually spend, so there are benefits.
Yes I'm rambling again, guilty as charged. I'll post again next week when I should have a pic of the finished Gypsy for you and we can all give a sigh of relief.
With smiles from,
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