Monday, August 10, 2009

Quilty Day



So, apparently, in the mathematics of family life, tennis camp + new computer game = sewing time for mummy. Olivia started her week (M-Th) at tennis camp (10am-3pm) today, had a nice time apparently - came away chatting animatedly with another girl her age ("Her name is Georgia; she's a really good singer; can we get a Michael Jackson album?") and claims to have enjoyed herself. The other two spent a large chunk of the day playing on the computer - but as I wanted to do some quilting and as they were working as a team rather than arguing, I let them.

Consequently, I have quilted the quilt I pinned together on Sunday. Admittedly, I chose a simple quilting pattern (what I call a flame meander, which is essentially slightly flame-shaped wavy lines), so it was fairly quick to do - probably took about 3 hours total, though it's hard to tell as I always take frequent breaks for other stuff to make sure my back isn't killing me at the end of the process. In the end, I went with not a purple thread, but a dark reddish colour. This was, I admit, entirely due to what I happened to have in stock, but it looks nice, which is what counts.

Tomorrow I think we will be out for the day, but the next time I have some free sewing time, I think I need to get binding on this and the rainbow mini quilt - and then I really need to bind some of the things sitting in my binding pile - it will be up to at least 4, counting these two, possibly five. Yikes!

6 comments:

Vicki W said...

That's great progress!

Anne said...

Love the colours thai are in this. Very interesting and wonderful blog. Enjoyed visiting.

Ellice said...

Love the colours, purple is one of my colours, so have used it a lot during my many years of sewing. You have some beautiful work shown, and a lot of interesting stuff. I look forward to many more adventures through your blog

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

very pretty. I love the border fabric. I just love it when the kids work together every once in awhile.

sewkalico said...

I like your flame meander!

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