1 hour ago
Monday, 8 February 2010
I've been trying to come to terms with the mess that is my fabric cupboard(s), and the biggest bane of my life - my scrap box. After making the spiderweb quilt (before someone asks, no, it's still not quilted) I thought that I would surely have less scraps, but no - somehow, in some way, they breed and the box was getting beyond stupidly full. I would always rather go for 'real' fabric than sit there wading through scraps. I'm lazy, I'm all for the easy life, I can't be bothered. Impatience and instant gratification wins every time - I'll cut into that nice big piece of fabric, thanks very much.
But, whilst moaning about my scraps and how I was getting ready to just dump them Brioni said 'hang on, let's do something with them instead - because mine are getting out of hand too'. So we are, but more on that at a later time, because it's slightly secret.
Then, on Friday, whilst I should have been doing the slightly secret thing I got distracted by a flickr group I joined a while back, then forgot about. This group. And I made me a scottie. Actually, not for me, it's part of the slightly secret thing too, but because I can't show you the slightly secret thing I'll show you this instead.
But wait - last night I was thinking to myself 'I must start that single girl quilt before it eats my brain away' and I went to visit the woman I would like to be best friends with, or just stare at, or hang out with, or visit, or just say hello to one day and did you see what she has been making too? YES - a scottie dog, and she has a free pattern. Hoorah. So go make one for yourself. I'm going to make more. But I really must get the dresden plate to the quilters, and finish the slightly secret thing.
Until then I shall fawn over Denyse Schmidt's scottie dogs and smile ever so slightly to myself, because there is something really quite lovely about a dog made out of squares, especially when he is lying on your bed.....
Posted by Katy Jones at 13:03
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