And then I spotted the #kingfisherstitchalong on instagram.
I didn't jump in feet first at first sight. I could see it was epp, and one circle of hexies around the central hexie. Very nice I thought. I like that, but sure, aren't I doing my Liberty double hexie quilt. Coming together very nicely too.
Next I read the related blog posts by "stitched in colour" and "tales of cloth", two of the co hosts. Very nice, I thought, if I wasn't so busy. Not at home to new projects.
Then, bam, I spotted one posting that used Liberty epp and the diamonds they were mounted on, were bright solids. And that was it, I was smitten. It is not as if I even have to buy any fabrics, I have a right little collection of Liberty fabric, and I have all my left overs from my Postcard quilt and my two wedding quilts. (Not my actual two weddings, but the two quilts I have made for weddings)
To date, I have made 20 flowers, and have a few more ready to go. They are really relaxing to make. perfect for summer evenings in the garden or in front of the television. Gentle hand sewing, with no weight in it.
There are 46 flowers to make altogether. I do have another 15 or so fabrics, but I will not use them all. Some of the fabrics are more of a woven jersey and two heavy or dull for this project. Unfortunately I will not be in London to buy any more in the mean time. I could order some online, but I quiet like the idea of getting this quilt for "free". I will probably repeat the colours. My late lamented dad, the accountant, would be saying ... Helen, how many times do I have to tell you? They aren't free when you originally paid for them...... well, it feels like free!
I have yet to cut any diamonds that the epp flowers are mounted on. This involves left and right, up and down, mirror images and diagonal. I will leave this until the last minute. We stuck them around our table for the photo, wouldn't they make a great garland?
So I am sure you can understand why this was my Dreami moment this month. My drop everything and make it moment for this month. I link up accordingly.
I actually have another Dreami moment this month, I am obsessed with the Beekeeper cardigan designed my Marie Green, Olive Knits, here with my swatch.
This is the basis of a 4 day knit a long. As soon as I saw the pattern, I knew I wanted to knit this. Kelly, of Lay Family Yarn, custom dyed the double knitting super merino yarn for me in her bee happy colourway.
I don't feel I have to knit the cardigan in the 4 day period, starting today, but I am excited to knit it. I know that I could knit it in the 4 days but I will take a more leisurely pace.
linking with Dreami