Yes it’s Saturday, but I was up stitching all Friday afternoon and night (until 3am this morning)! Have been hooked on watching a new vampire series True Blood, so it’s been great just sitting and sewing. It’s been a fair bit of preparation work during the week, and Friday was my sewing day. Some girlfriends (see Vikki’s) I go away with each year to the Parsonage have a just set up a new swap – dresden plates. We each make our own block (mine’s 14″ ), then provide background squares, and a fabrics/s to use in them, with the others adding their touch (in your colourway). We therefore get to make a block for each person and then at our weekend away next May at the Parsonage we do the unvielling of all the blocks, and then we take them home to sew into a quilt. In previous years, we’ve done 6″ blocks with applique theme’s, a bag swap and last year a show bag of sewing goodies.
My block prefrence is for a 20 petal dresden (I’ll do the centre’s when I get all of the blocks back and decide on a fabric to suit all), but being the over-achiever or the person that just can’t stop at the one small task, I’m thinking I’ll make some blocks during this time and turn what would be a 9 block lapquilt into a queen size bed quilt, as I’ve still not managed to get one finished for my own bed yet. Now I’ve just worked out I’ll need to make about 36 blocks!!!! Think I’ll just keep cutting petals and then sew when the mood takes.
First there was fabric, then samples were made, and now the block kit swaps are made up too!
This week I also received my first parcel of the “It Takes Two” BOM. So again the preparation has started – I’ve never done paper piecing before, it seems easy enough, just more preparation!