So, in the meantime, more reading and less sewing. Rather frustrating as I have three quilts at more or less the quilting stage and several small presents I want to make and a cushion for the Modern Irish Quilters Christmas Swap. Hopefully he will be gone by the weekend. Better be, we have friends coming to stay the following weekend, my car MOT is booked and the Christmas season is getting underway, presents to be bought and puddings to be made never mind stirred. I'm hoping to get to both the Slimming World Christmas dinner (and yes, I choose traditional Christmas dinner and figgy pudding) and a cousin's surprise 40th birthday party at the weekend, but have to wait and see.
It goes without saying the photos aren't great, no way am I crawling on the floor!
My son's plus quilt is pieced, just needs basted and quilted. The daughter says it looks rather like the Finnish flag. This is rather ironic, I originally called this blog "the finish one before I start another" but when I did a practise google search, it brought up all things Finnish, strangely enough. A friend has just called for coffee and says "are you making Scottish flags?" Ho hum.
my giant plus/finnish flag/Scottish flag quilt
The pixelated heart quilt is for the surprise 40th at the weekend. The lesser surprise is that her surprise present is unfinished. (there we go, that word finish again). My cousin has had a difficult year health wise. This time last year she was in a upsetting place and I wanted to make her a quilt but I knew she was fighting her illness with everything she had. I thought maybe a quilt would give her quilty cuddles but afterwards it might remind her of being ill. Her 40th birthday is a much better celebration. The quilt needs one more row of white top and bottom and then quilted and basted. I'm thinking a red and white stripe for the binding.
my giant heart quilt made with love
Hopefully by this time next week, I shall be feeling better and have some "finishes" to show you.