I have realised now that my Ulster Rugby quilt is now a year old, that's a year in production. Getting near the home stretch. There have been great changes in Ulster Rugby over the last year, new coach, and so many players gone I won't begin to name them (that really means I couldn't, but keep on bluffing). And this quilt is still not finished, thankfully the nephew is even more rugby obsessed and doesn't know about this anyway. Just have to finish putting the strips together, baste, quilt and bind. There, I told you, nearly finished.
Mmmm just measured such quilt against daughter's bed, nice overhang but way too short. Why do I keep thinking I have enough squares when I clearly don't. I am now unpicking 5" black squares from the abandoned big plus quilt for my stateside son. I am so running out of black kona but time to buy more is time could be spent sewing. And I have Slimming World this morning, a MacMillan coffee morning in work tomorrow morning and a lunch date for scampi and chips with a friend after that.
My bee squares for September are starting to filter in. I got four lovely squares, quite springtime from Cindy, or as she put it "Easterish". Very nice. And then I got four beautiful squares from Tomomi. These are beautiful and Tomomi very kindly added in a little bag she made me. Simply one word, gorgeous. It has been much admired by everybody in the house. And Erin has posted her squares on Flickr so I know they will be winging their way here soon.
Tomomi top row, Cindy middle and mine bottom
my photo of Tomomoi's bag really doesn't do it justice. It is understated and thing of beauty.
My knitting is coming along nicely, if slowly too, but makes a boring photo. Knitting seemed to grow much faster and hurt the shoulders much less 30 years ago. That's all I have to say.
My EPP of Liberty fabrics is soldiering on too. Four and bit completed hexagons. I had been thinking along the lines of architectural hexie links but have gone back to white now. No doubt I will change my mind again.
As the gardening season comes to a close, here is our tomato haul. Fried green tomatoes anyone?