Sunday, 13 June 2010

Quasimodo or The pleasure of the quilting pains!

I have been patchworking ALL weekend!!! Yes I have overdone it and I ache alll over!!!

Saturday I did the Kaleidoscope Hexagon class with the wonderful Carolyn Forster. She was such a friendly, approachable, helpful, lovely teacher, it was a huge pleasure to meet her...I had such a lovely time in her class, met some new people and I am in love with my new quilt:

aren't they cute? I heart them loads

I made 7 (only another 93 to go!!!!); they still need their middle parts done but I am sure they will look lovely when they are all joined together.

I have used Amy Butler fabrics for a modern twist. Well, I have been collecting and saving these for the last year so I am glad their time has come.

After the class I worked for hours on my French General quilt. Still loads to do here.

Today I started quilting about 11am and it is now 10.10pm!!!! I think I have had 2 breaks for food and that's it!!! My body is crippled from all the cutting and sewing BUT I am happy and that is what matters, no?

I have prepared 1 quilt ready for binding, 3 ready but the binding still needs to be cut and stared intensely at 2 more that need to be basted!

I even cut my new (number 14?!!!!) quilt which is based on the Eleanor Burns book "Quick Trip Quilts". I am doing a Lap size quarter trip in Kaffe Fassett fabrics, yummy!

Organised or what?!!!!

Time for bed, busy non-quilting week ahead, BUT another beautiful long weekend to look forward to starting with Kaffe Fassett's workshop at the V&A on Friday and a visit to Sandown on Saturday, and then, well, more quilting I expect!!!!!



  1. It's amazing what we put ourselves through. I thought I was having a heart attack once but it was pains from being scrunched over the sewing machine for too long!! As for neck ache! You have some lovely fabric and yes you do look organised.

  2. Hi Amo,
    ha ha!!! I know exactly what you mean! I keep thinking that soon I will have to stop buying fabric and start visiting an osteopath instead!!! ouch!


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