Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sometimes a deadline helps

The days are counting down until the 'I Spy' quilt is due to be given as a birthday gift. I spent a few hours a day over the last few days and managed to get the top finished. I'll be doing pretty simple quilting so I think I'll get it done in time.

I received an email from Merilyn at http://www.threadneedle.com.au/ saying that she was starting a 'Finish' group. It is a great idea of hers for a casual monthly get together where you take those things you've been planning on finishing. It will be my new form of deadline. I guess a good sort of pressure to have something a little closer to completion each time I go. There's a lot to be said for 'Show and tell' to get one to put the book down and sew a little more :)

Sorry about the dark piccy of the 'I Spy' - grey sky and a big downpour just as I was taking it.

I'm also doing a Chinese Whispers fabric swap with my aunts. My aunt Pam does the organising of our challenge quilts. We've completed three before this one with varying themes and challenges. It's lovely to have quilts that we've all worked on and since we're all related we each take a lot of care with fabric choices and block construction. As I've become time poor and moved away we are just doing a simple thing this time. All I have to do is find or buy two 2.5inch strips (the length of the fabric) that co-ord with two I am sent and then post them back. Pretty easy so far. I can't wait to see what has evolved from the two strips I originally sent.

Time for dinner. Happy stitching,


1 comment:

  1. Hey Ab,
    Congratulations on setting a blog.....welcome to blog land! I love the border fabric on this quilt.