Thursday, 3 November 2011

Fingerless Thursday

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!


Sasha said...

20 Minutes!!!! wow!
I think i've been 2 hours already and I still have more to go! To be fair I can't do curves with my rotary cutter, so I've had to resort to scissors for that bit.

susan said...

Oh, those were supposed to be cut by me!! Just does not feel right. Love your new purchases, and looking forward to seeing the runner - take two.

Flying Blind... said...

I'm a scissors girl on curves!
Well done on the gym xxx

diane said...

You are putting me to shame on all fronts, sewing, exerise, dieting and ordering fabric. I'm in a rut and I need to snap out of it real fast. I had every intention of starting the DP QAL too, but haven't done a thing about it. Consider me in a rut for sure.

Pat said...

Can't wait to see this riot of color all together. Of course I love riotous color! Glad to hear your fingers are intact! ;)

Sarah said...

Ooh you did curves with a rotary cutter and kept fingertips intact? I am impressed! Love your masses of colour and prints theme, I'm sure its going to look fab :-)

Leanne said...

Good work on all fronts!

Katy Cameron said...

Looking forward to seeing your drunks wending their way through your quilt (would a glass of wine have helped that cutting at all?) And looking forward to seeing the new arrivals in the big silver bird

loulou said...

Hi Annabella

I can't beleive how much you pack into a week - I'm holding my head in shame :(

have a great day

loulou, hereiamloulou blog


Sheila said...

Phew, after the title, I was waiting for pics of blood - glad it was successful.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous fabrics, hope your parcels arrive soon!