I am still battling with my two projects but had a good afternoon on Friday with the Horizons piece and have got about a third of it stitched together. The hardest part, filling in some of the gaps, is still to come. I had hoped to have a day at Stichcraft tomorrow but they are fully booked so I am going to have to work from home and use the bed as a design wall as I don't have anywhere else with enough drop to work on it.
Yesterday we had Mum here, which was lovely and, as she chooses to sit on a dining chair at the care home, I thought it was high time I made her a cushion for her back. Of course, the home have given her a cushion but everytime I go to see her, said cushion has walked to someone else's chair. I thought it would be best if I could make a cushion with ties on so that there is less chance of it being whipped off.
Isn't this fabric gorgeous? I just love it! I've got just enough left to make myself a bag :-) The bows are the ties that I hope will deter any cushion-lifters!
And just to be sure I've appliqued Mum's name on the reverse so there won't be any doubt whose cushion it is. Here's hoping it will work.
If you look closely you will see that the lovely flowery fabric makes several appearances in my quilt for Festival of Quilts, masquerading as the sea. I've spent some time today joining some of the blocks together and after many changes I am on the way to finalising the design.
Every time I see the quilt in a photo and think I have finished rearranging I notice something else that jars slightly. Naturally it changes each time I sew block or a row together and adding quilting will change it yet again but I am happy :-) In fact, I want to make it bigger!
Wish me luck for the rest of the week. Deadlines are rapidly approaching! (Not to mention a big birthday for someone at the end of the week - not me I hasten to add).