Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Lately

I feel like I've been being particularly un-crafty recently. I think its a threefold thing. Firstly, a lack of quick-finish projects. I've got some long term things on the go... but nothing very satisfying. Secondly, I've been busy sorting things out. Things for the retreat, things for holiday, things for work. Many things, most of them boring.  All of this topped off with my desire to save money for London. No new fabric for a while makes me drag my heels a little. Plus my weekends have been usually full of social activities recently! I don't know what's going on!


But, I do have a new quilt in my head. And a few things on the way. I'm waiting for some Summersville to arrive for the backing, then I can start piecing, yey! (This new fabric doesn't count in my fabric-diet. It can't do, I'm going stir crazy here!). Actually, whilst writing this post, it just arrived! Eeep! Its pretty!


So what have I been upto recently? Well, from my instagram feed, it looks a little bit like this:



Baking for the Kitchen Guild. Love this JosephJoseph bowl set!





A new knitting project, a Boneyard Shawl, in Malabrigo sock. Yey for knitting again! 


Double Kitty love!




Knitty Kitty Love!



A possible new quilt? Trying to decide whether a giant nine patch is a bit lame? Its for siblings together, and I don't have much time left before the retreat. Also, the patterns are very large scale, so I don't want to cut them up too much. Thoughts? (Obviously I would replace the cat with another, less furry, FQ).





And finally, my Summersville! 3 meters of Weave in Coal. Its hot off the press and I'm more than a little excited to cut into it... 

21 comments:

  1. Well I like the big 9 Patch, and I am obviously a cool teenager!!

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  2. I would sash big squares of these wonderful, thoroughly modern fabrics.

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  3. The huge nine patch is great idea because those fabrics really need to be shown off to their fullest. Who knows, you could convert some unknown teenager to a fabric obsession.

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  4. I often ponder on big patch quilts,
    sometimes fabrics are so pretty they dont need to be cut up.
    I cant wait to hear about the London thing, alas I'm not going after all,
    I already have 4 trips to London planned already, plus I'm on a no spend now :(
    Loving the kitties!

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  5. I also think a giant 9 patch will look great, especially in those fabrics!
    R x

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  6. Go for the big squares - it will showcase the fabric perfectly. Jxo

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  7. Oh the kittys :)
    big blocks will be great, I'm going to be so pushed to make mine so I may end up doing the same!!

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  8. They would look great as a giant 9 patch.

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  9. Yep - go for Giant Nine Patch. It will look fab and like you put in so much more effort than you actually do - because D9P is great for that! ;-)

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  10. Lame?? Jest you not LJ - it`s a great idea. Go for it girl...and hope you become crafty again very soon. *wiggles nose in Tabithaesque way*

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  11. Love the giant 9-Patch! I was a tad worried you'd read the last ASS post and run away screaming ;o)

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  12. Well, I think that's a unanimous decison on the 9 patch, love ... no LOVE the bowls, gotta get me some of those! Cute kitties as always :) Sadly I was at work when Lucie package arrived today, so tomorrow there's a trip to the PO on the way to work for me. The up side, I get to drool over it all day long instead of working :) Happy stitching, knitting and baking :)

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  13. I think the giant 9-patch is a great idea! Some prints are too hard to cut into! WOOO Summersville! =D

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  14. That double kitty pic is class :-) And I sooo want those bowls. And your summersville... And the socialising? Anything to tell??

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  15. The giant 9 patch would look great! loving the Summerville I might just have stashed some recently too ;)

    I was stupidly happy when they released instagram for android only to be disappointed to learn my phone is too old to run it :(

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  16. A giant nine patch would be great but I would make a giant wonky star if it was me, which is also very fast and easy.

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  17. Well, if you're not going to use the cat, I'll take her off your hands.

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  18. How about a giant disappearing 9-patch...just might be enough to break things up a bit, but still be quick... (http://www.popularpatchwork.com/news/article.asp?a=5294)

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  19. Or indeed I will take the cat - she looks gorgeous! But the 9patch is great too! We all agree - well apart from Leanne - but she is right the star would look great too!

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  20. Not much going on here either. I am a little short on time lately. Good luck with your projects/deadlines

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  21. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Summersville weave. I went for the flowers in a recent order, but didn't focus on the weave, and it looks yummy, oh darn, wil lhave to order again sometime soon :D Big squares look great too, I say go for it.
    x
    PS Can Terri and I get a Siblings Together label, we're going to stitch a double act quilt next week :) xx

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