There is so much to make and so little time to do so... it is driving me bananas. I almost time myself so I can do a little bit of everything.
My hexagon quilt is ready to be assembled into a quilt top I really enjoyed. the hand basting process, which I could do anytime and anywhere with little planning. I have approximately 700 hexies. I could happily make another 700 but I guess at some point I'll have to do something with them....
Richard fixed a large piece of cotton batting to the back wall in my little sewing room so I can stick pieces of fabric on. I call it my design wall, which is rather grand. It may need some improvements as the eyelets hammered into the batting are not likely to hold for very long, particularly with the increasing weight and two little creatures rolling over the too long bits with the office chair. I pinned the overhang up now. Batting is great for sticking on fabric but of course there is very little fabric exposed at the back of my hexies and they don't stick. So much for my grand design plan. I have to pin them on, which is a bit of a pain. I spent a long happy afternoon pinning about 2/3s of the hexagons to the batting. I did as much as I could on the table then hung the batting up, to save myself some backspin later. I am not sure now if I like the assembly. I am now thinking of making a pattern of sorts, flowers maybe? I tried to put a few flowers together on my ironing board but I am not convinced. I didn't plan ahead and I worry that any kind of pattern might frustrate me too much because inevitably there will be a point where I run out of a colour. Rainbow stripes maybe?
I think I may need to give this a rest until inspiration hits me.
In the meantime, I have plenty to get on with. I have finished quilting James quilt. This is now waiting for me to choose fabric for the binding. I am on track for James' birthday, which is good. I need to block a shrug that I just finished knitting. I don't like wet blocking but I think I have no choice, the shrug looks like it has been chewed up by a cow. I am already planning to knit a cardigan. I have plenty of yarn in stash but I am not in love with any of the colours just now... typical really. Dusty pink, dark purple or teal? I really want to make a start on a shirt dress. I am going to a conference in Canada and I might need something hinting towards sophistication and style. I am not sure what the dress code is. Experience tells me that this is probably scruffy to slightly worn out with a hint of grease stains but it is good to have a backup at the off chance of a more formal conference dinner.
Right, I am off to bed. I am dog tired after another really nice weekend. My mum asked me earlier what I did and I could not think of much to tell her. A little bit of this and that and a bit of sewing. It was a quiet one, that's for sure. Have a great week. xx