Hello Dear Reader!
Usually, I make quilts out of what ever I can glean. I buy clothes from jumble sales, where most items are 20p and I cut them up, just for the material. Men’s shirts are the best, you can get loads of material out of them, next to that is long flared skirts or the backs of dresses. I know, you probably think it’s a waste but I’ve made several quilts this way and I can assure you, it is the cheapest way to get cotton fabric. Last year, I bought some ‘layer cakes’ and some ‘jelly rolls’ made by Moda and made a beautifully screamingly loud technicolour dreamcoat of a quilt topping. I even bought the spray adhesive to bast the quilt together!I sewed the backing together, bought the batting and then promptly ran out of time.
The quilt is three metres by three metres and as it’s so huge, I have to put it together on the floor. This is not going to be perfect, like me……it will have wrinkles!!!! I’ll just have to get over it! The backing is lime green with multi-coloured tiny flowers and the binding will be hot pink! Watch the progress of the next few days and I’ve a list of crafty objects to get on with and this bugger is first on my list! Today, I managed to glue the backing to the basting, felt unwell and gave up, smug in the achievement that I’d managed to do anything at all.
I just thought I’d give you another glimpse of the homemade faggots. I’m unable to eat at the moment for unhealthy health reasons, I won’t go into details! So, DB’s going to have to eat mine as well! All served up on one of my lovely utility petal ware plates. I won’t be rooting around flea markets for any of these this year!
Ok, as ever, over to you all. What UFOs do you have lurking? What’s gathering dust under the stairs that just has to be finished!