Tuesday again? What!!!! I am sure weeks are going quicker now than ever!
As it is Tuesday I am going to share my cup of tea with you Elizabeth and Bleubeard, as well as my latest project.
As some of you may know from my mentioning it on previous posts, I am desperately trying to finish a quilt by Saturday - THIS Saturday. Well last night I managed to tack the quilt to some backing fabric I found - no doubt bought for some project I have long forgotten about many many MANY moons ago, as well as finding just enough cotton wadding to use without joining bits together. Fate or what? So I ironed the fabric and the quilt top to within an inch of its life and tacked all three layers together.
Now I remember from a workshop/get together many years ago that you should let the fabrics "rest" overnight before starting to quilt them. So this I did. I will start quilting in earnest tonight. Whilst looking for fabric to back this quilt I also found another quilt top which I made in around 2000, I found the actual fabric I bought for the backing and I ironed those pieces and put them together, so hopefully I will have another quilt for our Quilt Exhibition in June!! As well as that, this means that I have managed to empty more stash from my overflowing boxes! Wahoo!
Now the photos I am sharing with you today are all little Snippets of the quilt. I thought I would tease you all a little and I could also prove that I am working on something.
The whole quilt, which is a wall hanging measures 32" x 42". Some of the fabrics I bought in Praha when Mr and I last went and I managed to find similarly coloured ones to make up the collection I am using here at the Quilter's Guild AGM last year. I have also used some Snippets of fabrics too so I shall taunt the Snippets Playground too! We won't even mention the snippets of fabric, bondaweb, stitch and tear, and threads that are currently littering my craft room floor!
Have any of you recognised some of the tools I have used to make this yet? The clock below must be the most recognisable one!! Yep! I have used a mixture of Tim Holtz, Sizzix and Spellbinders dies, as well as some electronic dies on my Silhouette! Don't you love it when different hobbies collide?
Below is this week's cuppa. It is my first cup of the day so is Glengettie and in one of my favourite Sophie Allerton Chicken mugs. I didn't dare have my cuppa too close to my quilt!!!
In case you are wondering where the scrapbooking element of today's post is, the quilt is a reminder of last year's AGM where some of us went to a large House near to Nottingham. The blocks are each elements of things that were at the House. All will be revealed when it is finished! It WILL be finished on Friday night. Why Friday? We have a Group Area Day on Saturday where some of us who went to the House will be meeting up and doing a Show 'n Tell of our challenge quilts!
Thanks for popping over. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my quilt so far. I shall pop back to see you, though it may be a little late!