|I DO NOT like mess!!|
So onto what's been occurring this week...
not a whole lot, in fact only this mini quilt, I did fanny about with picmonkey and made a pattern if you'd like to make one yourself!
- Big Polaroid Picture
- Name Swap
I also got to reveal the name tag I made for my lovely partner to wear at the Fat Quarterly Retreat:
- Secret Swaps
Going along with the embroidery theme I also made a start on the secret swaps for the retreat too.
|An explanation because my husband wasn't sure what these were. Clockwise from top left: a spilt bowl of water; a cracked egg; a kitchen timer ; salt and pepper pots (he did get that one)|
Oh and Susan knows why that salt pot is nearly empty ;) I love French knots but they are time consuming!
- New Kitchen Rug
I just couldn't resist making this tutorial by So Sue, when I saw it at Sew We Quilt (Madame Samm rocks my world). We have a gaping hole in our kitchen floor, which I previous covered with this rug I made but it's looking crap, takes years to dry because it's denim (what was I thinking??!!) and no one likes it ;)
So I got this pieced SUPER fast (I'll show you how tomorrow - although I'm sure it's nothing new), quilted it and now just need to trim and bind it.
I was going to use a pile of left over binding I had to bind it with but honestly I think I'd hate it, so instead I'm going with...
|not making my heart sing|
I managed to get a few bits of DS Flea Market Fancy and I know some of you might shout at me for using it on a kitchen rug (along with those delicious charms, the vast majority of which I got in the Somewhere Over the Rainbow charm swap held by Emily) but really I can't think of a better place to put these fabrics. I'm in the kitchen everyday and the rainbow loveliness will make me smile!
- Stained QAL, I've finished all my blocks for this one!! Hurray :)
but I haven't sewn them together yet :(
- Retro Flowers QAL, I did this much cutting...
and then vowed not to do any more until I've at least finished the Stained top. So I'm behind, what the hell, I always am!! ;)
- Rose Star blocks, feel sad I didn't do any work on them this week. Is it weird that I miss them and think about them every day??
in progress: 5
Linking up to Freshly Pieced:
p.s. I've not forgotten about the next Fugly Party, just stalled slightly!