I'm sat here in bed, enjoying my only lie-in of the week, and I cant sleep. I'm being mauled by cats. Cats that are hungry. So I get up, feed said cats, make myself a delicious cappuccino, and come back to bed. I try to get back to sleep, but now I'm being mauled by cute cats that want a cuddle.
Give up. Turn on the laptop, blog.
I'm thinking about my "to-sew" list. Not the Bucket List of quilts I'll make someday, but the list of things that need to be sewn like, now. It doesn't seem to be going down!
I really wanted to start on my Brit Bee quilt yesterday, but it wasn't in the cards. Instead, I made 6 granny squares before breakfast:
I adore this pattern! It works with any kind of colour scheme and print. I've notice though, that I prefer them with light centres. The top middle green, aqua and grey is for me, but I much prefer how the blue one looks.
These are for the 4x5 Bee, and again this quarter 4 people had similar colours. They're not due for a while, but I wanted them out the way. Since we're swapping 12.5" blocks I did have to sash these. I like them as a single block sashed, but a whole quilt like that would not work!
It was a smidge late for breakfast now, but its never to late for eggs. Poached eggs, my favourite. They turned out pretty perfect actually... I have a secret technique :-)
Then I started on another commission quilt. This time its a baby quilt for a little boy. His dad is a pilot, so I started with Ready Set Go Planes by Robert Kaufman. Its organic, so it has a lovely feel. Silky and supple.
I pulled a stack of fabrics that I thought picked out the aqua, green and orange, and also continued the spots and stripes theme of the print. Then I cut 2 squares from each print and made some 5.75" HST's (I had intended them to be 6", but a couple were on the small side... what's a quarter inch between friends anyway?).
I quickly sewed these up into a top, and Bob's your uncle. As they say.
It was at this point (about 5pm) that I broke my very last sewing machine needle, realised I'd forgotten to buy more, and I also didn't have any basting spray, or suitable backing. Gah. Looked like the quilt wasn't going to get finished.
I did the only sensible thing after a long day sewing... cleared up (in a fashion), made some dinner, opened a bottle of wine, and watched Criminal Minds reruns. And that, my friends, was my Saturday.