no, more like 3 or 5 posts by this time, but we'll start with 1!
Have I been doing a lot of sewing in my absence from blogging? No, not really - in fact I've got some deadlines appearing very quickly that may have to undergo some modifications - one of them for sure. (don't you love the sound those deadlines make as they going flying past???)
See, my step daughter is getting married at the end of the month, and I've got this wedding quilt on the go - at the moment, it is on my design wall and looking like this:
|Okay, it's not really crooked!|
Not bad, if I really had the three weeks that the calendar would appear to say I have to get it finished. In reality, I have 1 week - one week! eeeek! I am going home to Nova Scotia for a week starting on Friday, back here for a week, and then we head to WA state - do a little touring around, visiting and what not the week before the wedding. So really, I've got that little bit of a short week stuck in the middle there to decide on and put the borders on, sandwich it, quilt it and bind it. Hmmm. I do not do all nighters well, and I don't think work will let me have some time off just to quilt it, so it will be late. Upside is that they are going on a honeymoon and won't really need it until a little later, and of course, we've finally got summer, so it's too warm for a quilt... Give me half a second, and I can justify anything. Really!
I am happy with how it is looking, and am trying to figure out exactly how I will be quilting it. I suspect this will be another one done with straight (or fairly straight!) quilting, although I may decide to make it even later still and go crazy with the quilting. We'll see!
I've also got a Tangled Textiles Challenge reveal coming up on August 18 - yes, that is right in the middle of that short little week of the wedding quilt. I've got my idea, I've even got a few of the components all sorted out. I just need to find time to do something with this
and my embroidery machine and then I'll be able to celebrate!
and because I didn't show them to you in July, here are the July 4x6ers postcards that I sent - the theme on this one was Free Choice - so I choose to celebrate our friendship.
These were fun to make - I created some paper fabric, and then used brown paper bags and stamping. Our next theme is "naked". Ohh la la! That is going to be an interesting one! The idea was to send them naked - i.e. with no envelopes, but it has since been expanded, if we so choose! Not sure where I'm going to end up on that one...
and to really inspire you, I think you should take a look at this quilt - I love it - it is so amazing and the detail is out of this world! Cynthia is an amazing local artist - please go check out her website and blog and her fabrics on Spoonflower, I can bet you won't be disappointed!