Hope you all had a lovely weekend!
This weekend, in vaguely chronological order, I:
Got woken up by a very sleepy kity, coming for a cuddle.
Made a giant salad for my Sisters 21st Birthday BBQ.
FINISHED my granny square quilt top! Yey! I've had the fabric to sash this since I picked it up off Lu at the retreat, but I was just not feeling it.
Then, on saturday evening, having returned from the BBQ so full of meat I could barely move, I decided it would be a smashing idea to scrabble around on the floor and put this top together. I think the meat sent me a bit loopy.
So its done! And its giant. I literally cannot lay it out anywhere in my house. Other than on the bed, and even then it kinda swamps it, which is exactly what I was going for :-)
Sunday morning I did some boring non-photo worthy chores, stared cutting out the pieces for a new Sunday Sling bag commission, and then, completely on a whim, decided to do some English Paper Piecing. Most of you will know, this is not my thing. Or at least, it wasnt...
Sat on the sofa watching series one of "V", and I got a little bit carried away.
I basted ALL of my shapes!
I even managed to sew more than half of it together! (Before anyone starts thinking I'm super woman... I didn't do anything else. All evening).
The pattern is Spring Carnival, or Ferris Wheel, for which Katy has lovely acrylic template sets available here, and the fabric is ABC123 by one of my favourite designers, American Jane.
I was planning on just making a pillow, but I've cut into a jelly roll for this and it seems a little wasteful. Do you think I have the stamina to make a quilt? I'm not sure myself ;-)