Here is my progress on the border of my applique quilt using the pattern Friendship's Garden by Blackbird Designs ie Alma Allen and Cherie Ralston.
There is something quite therapeutic about hand sewing I find - you have to slow down and take it gently, listening to a good story on Radio 4 (the American Senator by Thackeray).... cup of tea at hand. Ahhhhhh!
I am sort of committed to finishing this top off this month - at least that was my target on the UFO domination 2011 group . Fat chance you say of finishing it now?? Well I do like a challenge but I have only completed one side and two corners so it looks a long way off.
Also best not to step on your cream coloured quilt in an early morning sortie dressed in you pyjamas and wellie boots....I have to applique on this bit!
I got too distracted this month by the Across the Sea QAL and spin off projects - did I need to start a hallowe'en themed lapquilt??? Well yes apparently!
Also the Delft Dreams and Polo Fruity Hexagon quilts both got more attention than my applique quilt.
Now I am also panicking slightly about the first swap I have entered - scary new territory! And I have so much school uniform labelling to do - two off to a new school!
Will it all happen this week? - probably not but I find a deadline sure helps me focus so - bring it on - insanity or success?