It's raining here, which seems to be more often than not these days. Now I think I know what it must be like to live in the UK with endless days of rain, grey skies and blah weather. The only upside with all this crappy weather is that with nothing better to do, I sat and hand sewed the binding on South Pacific Stars aka Hopscotch quilt. I was determined to finish this before the end of the month. At least it was nice to work on something bright and cheerful instead of looking at the rain pelting against the windows.
Until the weather improves I won't be able to take some decent photos of the full quilt.
A close up of the front and my minimal quilting I used Aurifil thread for the first time and I'm very impressed with it. I will be purchasing more, I much prefer it to Rasant thread.
The back with a stray thread that I didn't see when I took the photo, sigh.
The binding, it just had to be stripey.
In my ongoing quest to become more organised, (something that is highly unlikely to happen), I found these containers, 12 inches square and about 1 1/2 inches deep.
They are the perfect size to store blocks I'm working on, especially the blocks for the Circle Game.
The A4 page pattern directions for the block doesn't quite fit flat in the container, but it does fit and I can place all the pieces, the pattern, thread, needles and scissors together in there and it keeps the pieces nice and flat. Great for transporting hand piecing projects.
Last week in Brisbane I went to The Quilters Store and found some lovely flannel for the backing for the scooter baby quilt. I had already started to piece together a backing but when I saw this I just had to have it. I love flannel backing on baby quilts.
I like The Quilters Store, they have a huge range of fabric and they sell Aurifil thread too, yay.
On a final note, I mentioned the rain at the top of this post. As of today, since the 1st January we have had 1150mm (over 45 inches) of rain. That's over 1 metre in less than 2 months. I live on the Sunshine Coast, ha, I think it should be renamed the Very Wet and Not Very Much Sunshine Coast. That's why I originally named my blog Sunshine? Paradise? both words are questionable, especially this summer.
Edited to add: Can someone please tell me how facebook is the main referring website for this post? Can you let me know how by leaving a comment how you found this post please? I have had more than triple the usual number of readers for this post.