- Stars Wars theme music -
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (or in Auckland, New Zealand) evil forces had been at work, stealing the sewjo from honest quilters. But never fear, because the force was strong in the quilters, and their sewjo returned ...
- Theme music crescendo, and ... End -
And not before time either. But thank goodness, the funk has lifted. I'm not sure why - perhaps it is the new iron supplement?! It's certainly not because I've been getting good night's sleep. That is still a fantasy, like Harrison Ford as Han Solo. Mmmmm.
So sewing has happened. Not a whole quilt top - don't be silly! But at least some reasonable progress on the Oh Deer quilt. First, I made a few more blocks, because I thought maybe if I could see the pattern emerging, I might like it more. Which worked. Phew. Although not straight away. Here is the first pic I took of 6 blocks.
Not loving it. I didn't like the brown all over the place, and I was beginning to think I'd be the only quilter in the galaxy capable of making an ugly quilt with this cute fabric. So I decided to put the brown together in a block, which I think worked better. It means less of an overall brown look, but a nice block of pattern where the brown is together. See.
And then there was 9, which made me much happier. I like the red and the full block of the brown.
And although it didn't make me love putting these blocks together (seam matching is not my friend - it seems to go best when I don't try so hard!) it did give me enough oomph to sew the four patches. All of them. So now I have 9 finished blocks, and 71 four patches, all ready to be cut up and rearranged. Yay for me. I'm patting myself on the back!
And to make my life even more complete. My Hello Kitty Liberty fabric arrived. I might be late to the party, but I sure love my Liberty tana lawn now. Silky soft like a baby's bottom! It can go in my fabric boxes which are full of beautifully FOLDED fabric. Yes they are. Little piles 11" long and 6.5" wide. Lucky my ruler is the same width as my boxes, eh!
|Top left = patterned neutrals, which I keep thinking I don't have enough of. Turns out I do. Pink isn't full though. Time to shop, shop, shop.|
Here is a sample of their fabulousness.
The week didn't pan out so bad after all!
*aka Sewing Mojo - a term unashamedly stolen from Kristy at Quiet Play, who we like because she also likes Star Wars, also comes from Down Under and makes AWESOME Lego Star Wars blocks. Go see.