The big quilt is nearly finished; below is a preview.
The end is tantalisingly near - just a few more rows to stitch and then I can trim it and put on the binding. So with the end of the quilt in sight, I figured I could start planning the next one, right? Oh, and maybe give myself some time to sew a few bits and pieces for pregnant friends. Oh, and maybe an apron or two as well. And then there is my first sewing swap to plan - I will have to make a practise bag before I make the real one. And then...
At times like this you need a list or two!
Things made recently:
- an apron - possibly for me, possibly not.
- a couple of book covers, including one in fabrics that co-ordinate well with my iPod cover
- half a dozen bibs
- many, many hair scrunchies
- nearly a whole quilt
Things to make soon:
- more book covers
- more bibs
- the scalloped edged baby blanket from Bend The Rules Sewing
- a practice Pleated Beauty Bag for my swap
- the final Pleated Beauty Bag for my swap
- some placemats for my sister's new house
- another quilt (or two)
- an apron on the theme of Havana Nights for Tie One On (tricky, this one)
My trouble is that I look at fabric, look at sewing books and just want to make everything.
This apron, made last weekend, is from Amy Butler's In Stitches. I love the pattern so much - the apron ends up looking very well finished, and the pleats always make me feel very competent.
The book covers are brilliant. They are from The Crafter's Companion. I altered the size a little bit to accomodate slightly larger books, and now I think I am going to have to make covers in a variety of subtly different sizes to fit a wider range of books.
So today, I am putting down my needles and avoiding eye contact with my fabrics. I am baking Driftwood's rhubarb and orange cake for my brother-in-law and lovely new sister-in-law who are coming round this afternoon. And I won't talk about fabrics to them for hours on end. No, I won't. Really.