Not much done this week - I think finishing the Scrap Attack took a lot out of me.
I'll have plenty of time for quilting this weekend since it's the Easter (extra-long) weekend in Australia - Friday through Monday is a general office holiday, and Friday and Sunday are public holidays (most shops are shut). It's perhaps a little ironic that such an irreligious country should have such clusters of public holidays around the chief festivals of the Christian faith...but I am not exactly complaining!
And there's a Southern Cross Quilters meet this weekend! Huzzah!
I'm thinking of seeing if I can make the Sewing Summit in Salt Lake City this year. Hopefully I'll have a job and can take a week off to get over there...it would be wonderful fun, I think!
It only took me a year to get it all quilted after the top was finished! Thirroul Custom Quilting comes through again!
The backing is just a cream fabric. The quilting pattern is a lovely swirls-and-bubbles one from Joanne's collection of options.
That's the kitchen (in the midst of renovations), and that's one of the kittehs. In a minute, she'll discover my foot is behind that corner and about to give her a nudge in the nose!
Floating Wildflowers is off to the quilters. I gave up trying to match the backing to the front fabrics, because it was a complete horror trying to find the fabric line and getting someone to deliver to Australia. Ah well. I'll be better prepared next time!
I found some very nice fabric over at Killara Village Quilts - on sale, no less...and unexpectedly bumped into one of the Sydney Southern Cross Quilters working there!
My first commission: I'm making two of these for a friend who's got a new niece and a new nephew due in May.
I've only just started cutting and laying out the first one.
The other one is much the same, only the panels are more of a minty-green, and the accompanying fabrics are accordingly different colours and patterns.
Festival of HSTs
I seem to have a lot of HSTs that I've been saving for a rainy day, so this is an excellent opportunity to use them!
Leftover from my first attempt at a Jacob's Ladder quilt are these red and gold HSTs.
I laid them out in a basic broken dishes pattern.
Not sure that this is what I want to do with them, though. There's not really enough for a decent sized quilt. And I like my quilts to be 'decent sized' by which I mean, they'll at least fit on an adult bed. (Unless someone wants a cot quilt.)
So I'll think about this a little longer.
I had a bunch of HSTs left over from the Supernova quilt and the border of my Scrap Attack:
And there's still a lot of those to sew and press - not just from the Supernova, but other off-cuts, too:
But mostly what's bothering me is the layout.
(Although I think the quilt is supposed to be...75% HSTs? So this last one doesn't quite fit the bill...)
Still nothing on:
- Birthday Blocks
- Books and Blocks Bee
- New York Beauty
- Disappearing Harvest Squares (needs binding)
Check out the other goings on over at the linky party at Freshly Pieced!