Today once the teenagers had headed off and I had finished editing a couple of things I managed to get down to some hard sewing at lunchtime. Five hours and half a billion petals later I’m done. The Soda Pop quilt has officially been renamed Lime Fizz and is ready for basting. This is such a fun quilt to make. The petals are added using bondaweb and then just straight stitched down – which turned out to be much easier than I thought it would be. I made it to take part in the quiltalong run by Sew Allegorical. The pattern is by the inimitable Katy Jones aka I’m a ginger monkey and features in the Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters. The fabrics are mainly Sweetwater’s Lucy’s Crab Shack and Reunion.
This is such a totally different project for me – way out of my comfort zone – and I love it! Even the teenagers were surprised (I think at the fact that I could produce something so cool!!). If you want to have a look at what the others in the quiltalong have made, you can head over to the flickr group by clicking here.
So…on with project number two….
By the way, I’m a bit disillusioned with the Olympics – Britain’s medal hopes seem to have been rather over-egged – I’m wondering if we will ever manage to get a gold medal in anything at all and if the Chinese will end up with twice as many medals as the rest of the world put together.