Saturday, March 16, 2013

International Quilting Day

I'm sure you realise that today is International Quilting Day. I started the morning off with a free show on precision piecing from The Quilt Show. The shows are free all weekend. Next I think I'll watch Edyta Sitar on episode 1112.

Just before 9, I set off to town for a few supplies, it was pouring with rain but I reckoned that the shops would be emptier and I was right. Unfortunately the sewing shop I needed supplies from didn't open until 9.30 am. I picked up - webbing, iron on interfacing, two baking books from the library, a Hobbs shopper I won from a local store and fish for lunch tomorrow as Lizzie is making potato gratin. I forgot to pick up some batteries, never mind.
I then picked out the following supplies together with the webbing and iron on interfacing. I started cutting. Not so easy when I only had fat quarters of most of the Tilda fabrics and I need two half yards. I added the turquoise and grey spot from Bonnie & Camille's Ruby fabric range.
I know this is another new project, but I finished it today, but can't share it until April, sorry. I did make one mistake but it has been mostly rectified but I think only I will know where my mistake is. I also managed to get to the Eisteddfod for an hour whilst Lizzie was dancing. Now I should get on with piecing the wadding and backing for the scrappy trip along challenge quilt otherwise it won't be ready to share with Sarah next Saturday.
I hope you've managed to get some sewing done today.


QuiltCandy said...

Sounds like you have had a busy day. Shame we missed you at the Eistedffod, I had the troops with me so I couldn't stay as long as I would have liked. Yes finish your scrappy trip along quilt, I can't wait to see it! PS your Farmer's Wife quilt is a-m-a-z-i-n-g and a very well deserved prize too :-)

Christine said...

Such pretty fabric. Sounds like a lovely day. Now I am craving fish and potato gratin.