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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What I did Wednesday……

Well not much really……just a girls day out with Leah & Brooklynn.  We checked out the ‘Top of Town” in Ipswich.  There has been a bit of a resurgence in the previously quiet stretch of Brisbane Street with new retailers and eateries opening their doors.

I forgot to take my camera, so I have no pictorial evidence. It was a pleasant stroll, while we browsed and chatted as we went along.

As you know I began this project a few weeks ago, using a jelly roll from my stash, the red fabric was left over from another project and the white fabric is something I have many meters of thanks to one of the postage free sales at Hancock's about a year ago.

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Yesterday I finished this…..

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Something strange happened while I was putting the blocks together.  I had a vague sense of not enjoying the process. Just ironing the seams became an effort, I glimpsed myself thinking that this may be my last quilt top??  I was a little bored with it, was it only tedious because it was a simple stitch/cut/stitch block, or am I becoming more interested in the off shots of patchwork & quilting? Like bag making, little quilt projects like table runners, stitcheries etc. etc.

Last night I was putting the finishing touches on a cardigan I have knitted for Brooklynn for next winter, and I thought about how much I was enjoying it, and then about other knitting or crocheting projects I could find…… thanks to the internet the options are endless.

It is unusual, or do others finding themselves drawn to all manner of different crafts as I feel I am at the moment?  I believed Patchwork & Quilting would always be my “thing” now after twenty years I’m no longer sure.

Right now, in front of me, other than the lap top I’m typing this post on, I have a ball of purple wool and two crochet hooks…… I also have two metres of fabric Leah has chosen that I will use in this pattern…….Hip Mama Diaper Bag the bag I made her when Brooklyn was first born is now a little too bulky and it’s difficult to find things, so has also become frustrating.  Leah now needs something more streamlined and efficient.  Let’s see how I go shall we!

Thanks for listening to my musings…

Julie xxx

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean Julie, I have recently discovered the joys of cross stitching - thought I had better give it a go while my eyesight held out!! Cheers, Margaret

blessed speedy said...

I know what you mean - I hadnt done any quilting for nearly 12 months - have been enjoying knitting BUT I must say Ive rediscovered "some" love for quilting by doing a round robin with an online group and have discovered that I DO love doing needleturn. Yes like you Ive made many many quilts but there is too much other stuff to do as well!

Tammy said...

Beautiful quilt top. I go through phases where I do purses and small projects and then I get bored with that and make a few big quilts or knit. I think it's good to do other types of sewing and other crafty things so you don't burn yourself out!!

Vicky said...

That is going to be one very impressive quilt. Just stunning :-)

I also understand where you are coming from with the bigger projects. I find the smaller and more managable projects more appealing these days. Your creations are wonderful, and you are very talented.

Sue said...

LOVE the black, red & white quilt. They can be tedious putting those blocks together, but the end result is worth it. Shock Horror!! last quilt top - I dont believe it!haha
Leah's bag is fabulous!