I’ve not been feeling especially chatty or sociable but I guess it’s the time of year and a throw back to when we used to hibernate (as I’m sure we must have done at some point).
My Feb to-do list has been fairly hefty with bees and such-like that my own projects have been on the back burner. I’m having a lovely time as there’s nothing like a few little projects and bee blocks to keep the creative juices from stagnating without that sometimes daunting feeling of commitment. I joined Sewing Olymics 2010 with Laura J which was the rocket up my bum that i needed to get moving!!
First up - just because it's the most recently finished is my pillow for The Pillow Talk Swap made from little improvy flowers.
Edited to add: For those of you who would like a pattern, there is one by Jan Mullen. You can buy it at her website at: www.stargazey.com/products.php?cat=186
With a checkerboard back.
This REALLY pushed me out of my comfort zone. I made a really cracking start on a idea and got half way through and realised that it just wasn’t right for my partner.
I had incorporated all the elements in her favourites on Flickr, but none from her Inspiration mosaic. Obviously i can’t show you that cos then you’d all know who my partner is!!
My partner likes a simple style (a style i just don’t have in my genes so don't find very easy!), a lot of white (i never use white) and blues/greens (not my colours).
I floundered for about 2 weeks before the eureka moment arrived.
I kept it as simple as I could, but with complicated enough blocks to keep me interested and challenged. I even hand quilted it. Get me!
Oh, hand quilting how i love thee. It takes an age, makes my fingers REALLY sore, hurts my neck after sitting in the same position for so long, but i love doing it and adore how it looks so it is well worth the hassle.
I've also been at House blocks for Dallas
Square in square blocks for Mari
High contrast blocks for Brenis
String blocks for Aneela
and last but not least an Around the world bee block for Tanya
My Pillow Talk Swap pillow arrived in the post yesterday too *squeal*.
I am so in love with it that it deserves a post of it's very own - so i'll show you that later!