Monday, 26 March 2012

Resistance is futile

I've seen this come up a few times recently in blogs. It seems resistance really is futile ;o)

As I'm coming to the end of my commissions (which seem to have taken *forever*), I'm thinking about my next project (or five...) I've already started the Stained QAL, but me being me, I'm not happy to just have one project on the go. I should clarify there, one NEW project. Oh no. So I've been stalking the Retro Flowers QAL sites trying to resist joining in that one as well. I even entered the giveaways for the pattern and templates.  And I accidentally won a pattern (yay!! first give away win!) So now I have to join, don't I?

Just because I'm a total scaredy cat when it comes to curves (which is rather sad when you consider I have 'done' the curves class. This means I have read all the project posts and not done any. They too are on my ever growing to-do-list...) I just ordered a curve master foot (the pattern told me to, honest!) and the template set. And so I'm really excited about starting it - and I get to do one of my favorite parts of a project: picking fabrics. I'm actually thinking I might delve into my Good Folks stash for this one (I figure pretty fabric might motivate me to keep going for once ;o) )

Is anyone else joining in on the Retro Flower QAL? There are some great prizes up for grabs and the link up isn't until the beginning of June so its a pretty low pressure one time-wise (although I'm thinking all the curved piecing is going to take a loooong time).

Oh and thanks for all our lovely comments regarding my fabulously well behaved children (insert sarcasm here - only about the kids, not the comments!). It seems I was just tired and needed a sewing break (surprisingly I might add). Kids have been a bit better, but more importantly I spent Friday and Saturday nights getting acquainted with a TV series I hadn't seen but have fallen in love with. The Dollhouse - absolutely bloody brilliant series. If you saw and enjoyed Firefly (another Joss Whedon series) you'll love it. Sci-fi/action and just really worth a watch.

I'll hopefully be back in a couple of days with some finished quilts!

xx Jess


Jennifer said...

I'm joining! I've actually already tried the pattern, its amazing. Just take it super slow and you'll be great! btw, did you finish you shg quilt top?? lol

Deborah said...

I'm seriously thinking about joining in. My friend Cindy (live a colorful life) is willing to lone me her template and pattern. I'm glad you brought up that it doesn't start til June. That should be plenty of time to "warm up."

Danny said...

Ah! Stop tempting me!! I had a hard enough time saying no to Jennie of Clover and Violet when she started her cool embroidery QAL... I just can't add anything else... Even though I want to really bad!

moira said...

I was trying to resist but you are right. Pattern just bought, fabric stash perusal has begun :)

Cherie said...

Hope this goes well for you! Cant wait to see the other quilts you've been making =D

Katy Cameron said...

Heh, well, I may or may not have been sucked into this lol I have a couple of things to finish this week, then I'm on it. Well, just as soon as I work out what fabric to use!