A Little Catch Up
|A little stash of pretties|
Remember the Amy Butler 'Riot Of Colour' quilt? Well it has not been forgotten. Sadly, I have been nursing a sick Brother (sewing machine that is!) It has been labouring in a very noisy fashion, and the stitching has been all over the place and the automatic needle threader refuses to work any more. Mr Whizz Kid has cleaned it and fiddled with it and shouted at it, and shaken it, ... it didn't take any notice at all and I finally realized that it should be in hospital. Meanwhile, (as I had been such a kind nurse), I bought myself a new Janome. Now my love affair with my Brother, (apologies to Sunni for pinching the pun), will definitely not end and I hope to see it back in my home very shortly. I miss it already! Meanwhile the Janome is trying hard to steal my heart. It is such an easy machine to use and is very, very quiet. So ... back to the Amy Butler quilt blocks.
Stupidly I decided not to iron along the way (never a good decision) and consequently the backs were not perfect! I won't show you these. Each block has eight pieces - six inch squares, which join together in a four formation and make a block of twelve inches square with thirty two pieces - and it all needs a really good iron! So far I have included twenty different Amy Butler fabrics.
Now did you see the knitting too? This is the seed stitch granny square in the lovely Rowan yarn called 'Savannah' for my baby blanket. The colour is called 'Grassland' (no grass around here that colour), which is a gentle teal and very pretty and soft. So now I have managed five of the necessary sixteen squares. This blanket is taking me forever.
So you can see that I haven't been shirking, merely resting due to the circumstances. Hopefully you may see a more productive me in future ...