Well almost. With a Kona solids drought chez nous, I decided to cut out my Drunkard`s Path blocks for the QAL being hosted by Kate and Kristie. It`s going to be one crazy mix up of Central Park with no solids. That`ll be because I basically don`t have any until the big silver bird brings some over the pond. So until that happens, I can only make blocks using patterned fabric.
So today I printed off the template. Call me old fashioned you gals with your Go! Babies but I used my hands, picked up a rotary cutter and cut some curves. All fingers on my left hand are still intact and it took less than 20 minutes. Phew.
So I had a little play this evening and got myself completely befuddled by the amount of options available as to how to lay these pieces out. I`m not sure why I`m worrying as it is going to be a big crazy mix up of oranges, yellows, greens and purples. And you thought I was going in the direction of muted. Shame on you.
What else? With fingers intact it meant I was still able to tap away on the computer and use a credit card. So I bought Lark in the Glamor colorway and to say I`m excited is a slight understatement. I love Amy Butler and all that she comes up with and this collection is so beautiful. Here are 3 of my favourites.
and I forgot to mention that the other day I also ordered the Swoon pattern so as soon as my Kona white arrives, I`ll be whipping up a block or two. I wonder what I`ll use.
November promises to be another busy sewing month. I have my modern Christmas tablerunner to start working on. I`m shamefully behind everyone else but while I wait for fabric supplies for the back and binding, I am going to offer my secret partner an alternative design involving stars. I saw the most beautiful Christmas star block today and am very excited as it could look beautiful. I`m quite `starry eyed` about it. More on that tomorrow.
I think I`ve kept you long enough. I`ll just quickly mention that I`ve made it to the gym 3 times this week and that means my lovely fitness buddy won`t be making the 8000 km trip over here to give me a pep talk. I had the old weights and measures taken yesterday and they did not make pretty reading. Hoping next month may be better!
Thank you for all the lovely comments about my FMQ. Keep fit and happy - it`s nearly the weekend!