... to just do some plain old sewing. Not FMQ. Not binding. Not blanket stitch. Not battling with matching multiple seams. Just sewing. Do you ever get that urge? I was almost tempted to start something new and straight and basic... but managed to restrain myself and pull out something old but untouched for quite some time.
For those of you who are not necessarily familiar with my over the top WIP list, this started life as a layer cake and a pattern for a handbag block.
Two squares layered and slashed sorta kinda symetrically, then a simple case of sewing it back together, and adding a rectange top for the background. No matching.
I decided early on to turn the handbags into vases - with some idea of the flowers being quite naive in their design - you couldn't get much more naive than these flowers. But I kinda like it.
I haven't ironed them on yet - do you think they need leaves?
In Swoon news... block 6?? is cut and partially pieced. From baby star...
To big as mother. These blocks finish at 24". Well, it will once it's all sewn together that is.
In studio news... I've almost finished moving in. This is the view from what was the tilta door end. I have Janet (the quilting frame) and the stash cupboard on the left, design wall, book storage, sewing table, cutting zone/freezer on the right. One day we'll get around to stopping and painting the gib.
And the view looking back from the other side. The ironing board changes position depending on what I'm doing - but on the whole, it's working really well. Now that I've got a heater, I don't need to wear a woolie beanie any more. I got hubby to chop the legs down on our old wooden dining table - it's now the ideal height for sewing at, and I've plenty of space to spread a large quilt out to FMQ.