The upshot of this is that the garden is looking lovely, I have upped my intake of vitamin D and there has been only a very little sewing done here. I did continue on my trail for a spool of red and white variegated thread. Can it be that difficult? I have tried Purl Soho in New York City, the Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead, London, and last week I set out to search in Belfast's only dedicated quilt shop.
Well, life is all about compromise. We got a nearly but not quite. There was some YLI red variegated thread, but it was very red, white and blue. I was trying to keep this quite "two chrome" (as opposed to monochrome)... I want simple quilting in my red and white Jam Sandwiches and Red Lemonade Picnic Quilts. The sulky thread was more of pink variegated with orange and grey, but weirdly it looked more red and white than the red spool. I bought two spools of this.
It turns out I already have a spool of auriful red, white and blue thread at home. I think when my simple straight line quilting is done, it will all blend in. I laid my red and white ziggy zaggy backing out on my patio table to baste and discovered I had no wadding left. Grrr. Tomorrow I will go to ikea and buy two white think fleecy things to use as wadding. Where did all the wadding go? It's not as if I finish too many quilts!
Whilst I was there I bought a few fabrics to bulk out the pineapple block for my beeabee2017. You know, my local quilt shop does try hard .... it has quite a good range now ..... but it would surely be simpler and more aesthetically pleasing to tie a little string or narrow fabric around the off cuts than to use half a ton of sellotape?
The pineapple block is for Katrina. I have one finished, 16". Actually a little bigger, but I will let Katrina trim it.
and one about half way.
It took me two months to start this. I couldn't concentrate to make this the last few weeks, but we are getting there.
That's all the stash out this weekend, too scorchio to sew.
It is however "hedgehog awareness week" in the UK this week. By coincidence my daughter made up these mother and baby hedgehogs on Saturday night. These were from a kit bought for her by my daughter in law. Isn't family togetherness great?
linking up with Molli Sparkles and Sunday Stash.