well, I hope to be anyway 🙂 Tonight is July's Friday Night Sew In – I've not decided just what to sew yet but I will definitely be sewing something. Click on the link in my sidebar to sign up and join in 🙂
I've realised that I really need to get some actual quilting done – I've two quilts now sitting waiting attention one of which has been finished and basted for months now. I should do something about them. Very soon. Poor Catherine has been waiting for her quilt for ages – here's a pic of the finished top…
Now – a little confession. I started this a. long. time. ago. It was the second of the Red Barn Quilt Alongs. It was supposed to be a zigzag design. When I laid it out I didn't take to the zig zagginess of it and so it morphed into pinwheels…eventually. I abandoned it for quite a long time. Possibly 18 months of abandonment during which time I would occasionally guilt myself into sewing a pinwheel or two. Now it's finished I quite like it and wonder why I was so reluctant to sew it together. I am wondering if it needs a black border. I'd rather not as I'd like it finished. The hold up now is how on earth to quilt it. I am no quilter. If I practised then I could aspire to some vaguely competent quilting some day but I'm far too busy starting new projects to fit in some practice! I can see that something more than quilt in the ditch is called for here as the blocks are 16" square. But what? Something easy is required. I contemplated Big Stitch quilting but again – what design. I don't think that just sewing around the triangles will do the trick. I will gladly accept any advice 🙂
I've also got my Lynette Anderson My Garden quilt to attend to – it's been waiting for months now. I love it and want it finished and hanging on the wall. I bought a pretty little heart template for the border…nothing has happened yet. I need to locate some quilting mojo asap!
(and regarding my penchant for starting things new – I keep looking at the Bow Tie quilt a long. I have 'just' the right fabric for that!)