|Liz and I deep in thought.|
Last Saturday saw the first sewing meeting of the East Midlands Modern Quilt Guild (photos shamelessly stolen from Di , Moira, and Kerry), and the ladies were due to meet up to sew a Weekender Bag using the Amy Butler pattern. We all headed over to Stitchcraft Studio in Grantham, which is a fabulous fabric shop with workshop rooms and a little cafe- perfect for my favourite things, sewing, eating, fabric shopping and nattering! You'd think that in nearly 6 hours I would have made some serious progress, but if I'm honest it was a pretty poor attempt, and I only managed the below:
This was due to a number of reasons, enhanced procrastination to begin with, as I had decided to do QAYG but due to my head space being cluttered the previous week with moving information, I hadn't actually decided on fabrics to use, so I dragged about 100 fq's with me, and had a bit of a think about it.
|Decisions had been made (finally)|
My inspiration was this fabulous Weekender made by Cassie which I had seen on Flickr a while back, I loved the monochrome "background" with the pops of colour. A few weeks ago I had fallen foul of the lovely Justines Tempting Tuesday over at Simply Solids and ordered some bargain Essex Yarn Dyed in Denim (there was no black available) and decided to use it for the piping and lining etc.
So I just need to find a little time to make some more progress, but with my Simply Solids Bee Block for April not having been done yet, and the May block already up, as well as Stitch Tease starting in May, I had best get my skates on!
Others did make better progress, Di had been a good girl and done lots of prep, so she was ready to put hers all together, she finished it over the weekend, and look how fabulous it is!
And Kerry has managed to get this far after a little work out of hours:
A big thank you to the lovely Mandy who provided the expertise, canvas and the piping cord, what a total star. :o)