Sometimes in our quilts, as in our lives, we are busy busy constructing the scaffolding behind the scenes that holds everything together, and can create something that will be even more amazing than we imagined.
Such is that time right now in my life, and my quilts.
blue Batman cupcakes with edible sparkles in the butter icing
black bats cut with a cookie cutter from roll out icing
Esther's Secret Garden block 2 continues
Diamond Hill block 3 was released. I've traced the design onto the fabric background, and traced some of the pieces onto freezer paper. Not all done yet. The plan is to prepare all of these pieces before starting Secret Garden block 3. And as Secret Garden inspires my creative spirit and is for me, I am keen to finish it first!
tracing block 3 Diamond Hill onto freezer paper
Fistpump! Remove the fluff and we are good to go!
traced stitchery blocks for The Goblin King
I am pretty keen to get stuck into the Labyrinth stitchery blocks, so that I am not far off starting to put the quilt top together around the same time as everyone else. Otherwise these blocks could never become a quilt!
But wait, there's more!!
Yesterday I went to social sewing at my local shop. I planned to cut, join, press and apply binding by sewing machine onto 2 quilts. Would you believe on the second quilt I was 15cm short, and had to cut another strip? Dang it! Hahahahha. I was rushing around, and only just got home in time for school pickup. But I feel great, both bindings are ready to stitch down.
binding machined onto the Time For Love wedding quilt
And! A new member joined the social sewing group, and it turns out she lives in my street! OMG! I am so excited! Sonya has invited me over to craft at her place as she is an empty nester. Hurrah!
peacocks quilted into the border
Hand stitching the binding will be my evening hand stitching for the next few nights. I stress evening, because it's too hot to have a quilt on my knee at any other time here in the tropics.
Suddenly everything will come together in a few months, and I will have 6 quilts (or more) finished this year! Alas, that is not yet, which means there is much more stitching fun to come!