|I started by creating two fabric 'pulls' my swap partner liked both, so I started making teeny tiny houses. Each house was complete and cute on it's own, but...|
Let me just start by saying I'm a homebody at heart.
This year has been all about Home - furnishing our first home on a budget, drastically reducing my commute (praise Him!!) so we can spend more time in it; starting a garden from the building site (its hard work, but its very rewarding).......and every day when I come home from work I have enormous gratitude for this space of our own. I can hardly believe we did it, when for so long it just didn't seem possible.
|pretty soon I realised I had two different quilts going on. Which was fine - I knew I wanted to free motion the quilting, so I decided whichever one turned out best would be sent.|
The one thing that's been squeezed out in the transition to new town, new job, new house, new school is blogging about it. I have missed it, the chance to play with words; but mostly the happy hours I spent looking at others' weeks unfold and all the email conversations to and fro.
Instagram has kind of taken le blog's place, I mean - it's great to feel that connection again - but not quite. I miss the swaps, sew-a-thons, glimpses into people's lives; their wonderings and struggles. It makes me feel like there are a lot like me.
|I learnt a lot about working on this scale. It was challenging, but I really liked the way they turned out.|
Serendipity struck - saw the opportunity come up to do the #homesweethomeminiquilt swap over Instagram....I might not be in the right head space to begin sewing a gazillion garments, or trading at craft markets just yet, but I do like the challenge and discipline of having a project with a creative brief and a deadline.
|The final quilt, while note perfect has what I hope reads as a quirky charm|
Yes, it was good to be sewing again, and it not be alterations. Starting this project for someone else got me thinking about fabric, colour and composition.
Since then, I have disappeared into my creative lady cave more and more. Who knows, I may even take some more pictures so I can blog about it.
|I send my tea loving partner a few bits and bobs - I mean, one can never have enough buttons.|
If you want to track me down on Instagram my moniker is sailorspy
Get the quilt pattern here