Life does not stand still ....
everyday the sun comes up and life continues
at the moment that life entails chasing children - getting them to sleep, getting them to wake up, getting them dressed and getting them out the door - lots of other "getting them..." in between
Usually all that stuff doesn't bother me
but every now and then I get huffy
and when that happens I find the best thing to do (other than go for a walk) is make something.
Luckily for me I had been watching everyone else in the online quilting world over the last month make a scrappy trip quilt.
If you don't know what that is - then take a look at the FLICKR group hosted by Just a bit Frayed and it has all the links to the original pattern by Quiltville etc
Its a great pattern
as usual I changed it a little bit
I used 3.5 inch strips as it was what I had in my scraps from previous quilts
1 X 3.5 inch strip selvedge to selvedge (42 inch useable print) will give you two blocks
1 X Fat Quarter strip (21inch long usable print) will give you one block
each block finishes at 18inches
I think I am going to do
4 Blocks X 5 Blocks?
anyway - its been lovely to just mindlessly sit and sew over the last few days
and I love the results so far
One of my jobs for this week is to list fabric in my etsy shop!
I took delivery of lots and lots of Fat Quarters of the below text fabric with the white base cloth
I finally got my hands on some copies of my two recent magazines!
They are in Australian shops now
The below fabrics are available in my spoonflower shop - I'm thinking about buying some bulk and selling it through etsy ..... lets wait and see how I go :)
I'm off to make more scrappy blocks