It's been a funny kind of week. I celebrated a birthday... got my eyes checked... had a little girl home from school with sick bugs... and was the host to a (random) couple in the middle of a domestic dispute who turned up on our doorstep (which we contacted the police about). Whew!
Thankfully I also got some sewing done!
First up, the beginning of a new month means a new quilt on the bed. This was last months quilt, Buggy Barn Cats.
And just out of interest, this was the photo with the curtains pulled, and the flash on. Look how yellow it is!
This was with no flash, and the curtains pulled back. A bit washed out.
And the first photo had the curtains pulled, but the sunshade roller blind down... and the colours are almost perfect.
OK, the new quilt on the bed. Bullseye II, made with a Comma charm pack. While the cats are nice and cosy... I love how this quilt is modern and colourful... and the white squares just pop.
And if you've ever wondered what happens to quilts in between showings? They get biffed to the top of the pile on my freestanding wardrobe.
I finished off the Reunion Playground quilt - deciding to machine stitch down the binding, even though this isn't my preferred method. Normally I would do like many others do when applying binding by machine; I'd sew the binding onto the back first, then turn the binding to the front to run the final line of stitching. But, as I hadn't decided to finish this by machine until I'd already attached the first stage of the binding - I had to modify the technique. I thought I'd try glue basting down the binding instead of using pins - and it worked out not too bad. It's not a quilt I'd ever put in a show... or look at under a microscope... but it's now finished, and finished is good, and I love it!
Unfortunately our weather is not conducive to outdoor shots... so an indoor draped over the sofa and beanbag shot...
Right, what else have I been up to? The last few There's a Square in There blocks disappeared under the needle, and I'm now contemplating block placement.