Monday, June 25, 2012

This Weekend

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 ;-)



24 comments:

  1. that summersville is the perfect sashing fabric! You are a geeeenius!

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  2. go for a quilt! I made enough for a wall hanging/cushion cover but was thinking of cutting in to a jelly roll and doing a quilt.
    I love your granny quilt, looks amazing

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  3. Well done, and you forgot to mention sorting groups out for the Brit Quilt Swap and sending them out to the other Mama's

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  4. Of course you have the stamina girl!!

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  5. Go for it if you dare - the 26" cushion is doing it for me!

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  6. I'm in love with your granny square quilt :-) It is so lovely.
    Of course you could do a quilt! You've been doing lots of warm up hand stitching, go for it!

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  7. Fab quilt and your spring carnival will be great!

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  8. Go for the quilt, I dare you! Love the prints, must ty to track some down when I get a moment.

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  9. With that much done on one day, definitely go for the quilt. Just pace yourself so you dont feel pressured into having it done right away. You'll have it done in no time!!

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  10. Do the quilt! I still consider myself "working on" the beekeeper knitted quilt, I'm just on the 10 -year track. :P

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  11. The lovely thing about epp is there is no hurry to get it done. No one expects it quickly when it is hand sewn so no pressure. Love the granny squares and it looks fab on your bed.

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  12. Gorgeousness abounds LJ! Your granny quilt is stunning, and I love your EPP. Just look what you achieve when you get the bit between your teeth! Keep going girl! Jxo

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  13. I love your granny (quilt!) - she's wonderful and the sashing is a perfect choice! Your EPP is also amazing and yes, you should make a quilt!!!

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  14. EPP go girl - if you are that quick you HAVE to do the quilt!

    I have hand sewn about five quilt tops! Just focus on the bit you are doing not the whole quilt and you will most certainly get it done!

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  15. Your granny squares quilt looks fab. Yay for liking EPP. I loved doing my spring carnival cushion for the Ferris A long but I knew right from the start I'd not manage a whole quilt.

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  16. Gotta love a good bed swamping quilt! As for the EPP, it definitely sucks you in, and it's wonderfully mindless for in front of the telly

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  17. Look at you! Look at you! EPPing away. Absolutely lovely and I can't wait to see where it takes you.

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  18. Love the quilt top! how big are those granny square blocks? Woo *high five* on the paper piecing! =D

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  19. Love the mix of granny squares and summersville. Good for you doing the EPP. I just don't feel the love for EPP. Di x

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  20. I love the granny squares. It sounds like EPP would mean possibly more long relaxing nights which can't be bad?

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  21. just go for it! that jelly roll is spoken for now, lol! you can always set it down and pick it up again, that's what ive been doing. if it takes ten years, i'll eventually have a queen-king sized epp quilt. i will i tell you! the granny square quilt looks divine. go you!

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  22. There is nothing like the weight of a sizable quilt...looks amazing and is bound to keep you warm!

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  23. I love the granny square quilt what sizes are those blocks.

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  24. Your granny squre quilt looks good.

    And now I'm wondering if the reason I'm such a slow quilter is coz I'm vegetarian...

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