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Back on track again

Friday, June 25th, 2010

I still don’t know what was up with me yesterday. Such an aimless day. Today though I woke up and at least knew what I had to do. A good run in the sunshine with my running buddies, a hot shower, a good cup of Nespresso coffee and some sewing.

What is it about working with fabric that just always sets the world to right? I swear that as soon as I sat down and switched on the machine and took out my fabrics and rotary cutter I could feel the tension just flow right out of me. It’s about the only thing where I get so absorbed that I completely lose track of time.

I didn’t have any fixed plan but decided on something simple, cosy and using fabric I’ve had for eons. So I’m just kind of making it up as I go along and so far I’m liking what I’m seeing. I want something that isn’t too challenging and that will go together pretty quickly and where the end result will be pretty but practical. The type of quilt I can imagine someone in a log cabin in the wilderness using – in the middle of winter, by a roaring log fire…..A real comfort quilt. I guess comfort quilting has got to be better than comfort eating…although that’s really good too sometimes!

Can anyone tell me the name of this type of cloth? Loose weave, homely checks? I’ve been wracking my brain all morning. It has a name, but I’m blowed if I can remember it. Please will someone out there put me out of my misery! I’m using some cream fabric for the centres and also a ‘natural’ Moda jelly roll for the cream strips. The checked fabric has been in my stash for oooh probably 15 years…maybe even more. Using it feels good, really good!

You know what….I’m having a blast!

Have a great weekend and if you have some positive vibes to spare, please send them the way of the English football team who have to play Germany on Sunday (which I’m thinking could get pretty ugly). We always lose and it’s generally on penalties and watching the game will be about as stressful as it can get!

Helen

One Response to “Back on track again”

  1. Vreni Says:

    I think those fabrics are called “homespun”. Of course we’ll be cheering for England (as well as everybody else in Switzerland, but you know that after living there for so long)