Fortunately for me I have a Sergeant Major at my disposal who whipped me into line and forced me to sew something on Friday night. She's a bit frightening though, threatened me with all sorts of unspeakable things if i didn't join her in a sew in. I am glad she did though as I had a ball, although my stamina is not as good as Mrs P's, as after a couple of hours I found myself fading very fast. It wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that we talked for three hours on the phone on Thursday night - until midnight, yes midnight, way past my bedtime. However it was great talking to Mrs P and confirm, yet again, we are twins separated at birth. Even though I am a few
Mrs P is a legend and raced through cutting and piecing a coin quilt, which looks absolutely fabulous and had me drooling at her photos, while I took my time and finished two more of the wonky log cabin blocks.
Fortunately earlier in the day I had tidied up my pile of strips for the wonky blocks so I was able to jump straight in.
I did finish the second one, but I was just too tired to take any more photos and load them.
The mess after I finished.
I also tried out a final round on one of the blocks, but I'm not as over the moon with my fabric choice as I thought I would be, so back to the drawing board for that. I nearly cried last night after I had tried it, and then looked at the alternative which I thought was much better. But I kept a stiff upper lip and decided I should go to bed and think about it another day, after all I haven't even finished the blocks yet.
Today Renata and I went up to Mapleton to see a quilt show which was very nice. There were a couple of stalls there from some quilting shops around the area including my local one Cooroy Patchwork, Patchwork Angel and Quiltopia!Design from Maleny. We met Ann from Quiltopia who was lovely and very helpful and as she was so nice I purchased some fabric from her. No jelly rolls this time, however these two layer cakes asked me to take them home.
After seeing Mrs P's Christmas quilt, I loved the colours, and although not the same fabric I have been eying this for quite some time. Today because of the quilt show, it was discounted, I gave in and bought it.
I love this Sugar Pop, it is a new range by Liz Scott which apparently won't be in the States until December. I love how we have all the latest Moda pre-cuts here before they appear in the U.S. - strange, weird but oh so good.