Friday, 3 May 2013

Therapeutic sewing


We're coming to the end of two weeks of school holidays. Two weeks in which my boys have been fighting (with each other and myself) a lot of the time. I hate admitting this, but I'm actually looking forward to them going back to school (and I feel like a really bad mum for saying it). I love my kids beyond compare, but their behavior can be a pain in the butt sometimes. On a less whingey note, I had an unexpected child free day yesterday thanks to Grandparents, and spent a good five hours quilting my Retro Flowers. Not surprisingly I felt a LOT better by the time they came home ;o)
                                   
I'm pretty sure my kids think it's a dance floor ;o)

And it's done! I couldn't be happier with how it's turned out. I've cut my binding (same colour as the background) and I'm hoping to get it sewn on tonight. I don't think I can wait another two weeks (till the Blogger's Quilt Festival starts) for the reveal, so I'm hoping to get the photos done over the weekend and do my ta-dah post next week :o) 


I had a wee bit of gorgeous post arrive today as well - my first month's fabric and pattern for the Amitie BOM. Even better than I was expecting - I will definitely be visiting Amitie in person next time I'm in Melbourne (which might be a while, considering it involves a plane trip...)



Lastly, Catilin at I Don't Do Dishes is having a sale for the entire month of May to celebrate her first year anniversary of opening her shop. Enter coupon code ONEYEAR at checkout and receive 15% off your order. 

She has lots of new goodies in stock - Simple Marks Summer by Malka Dubrawsky



She also has Angela Walter's Right Angle Panel in stock - just in case you wanted to take part in the Make It Right challenge Art Gallery Fabrics is running at the moment (there are some amazing prizes on offer!)


Hoping to be back in a few days with the big reveal :o)

xx Jess

29 comments:

Newbie Jen said...

My goodness! That is a gorgeous quilt. I really like the triple lines. Just fabulous!

Jessica said...

As predicted it looks awesome! And it does resemble that Twister game a bit LOL
Boys fight, that is just what they do I have learnt from experence...although your boys are older than mine so you have more experience than me! Digging myself into a hole here!

Heather D. said...

The quilt is GORGEOUS and I can't wait for the full reveal. Blogger's Quilt Festival??? Eeeek, I don't know if I have anything to share this year!

Carla said...

Such wonderful quilting!

Deborah said...

it is beautiful :-)

Patchwork and Play said...

Dance floor....you'll be the one doing a happy dance, won't you!!

Di said...

Fantastic quilting J. You are not a bad mum wanting some space from your boys. Mine can be a challenge too (despite being a lot older than yours). We all need our own space from time to time. Di x

cat and vee xoxo said...

can't wait to see the finished-quilt pics. Your quilting looks amazing. Do you have a project in the latest Fat Quarterly? - I saw a tweet on Twitter where someone said your cushion project (I think it was a cushion?) was their favourite project in the issue. I need to log in to Fat Quarterly and take a look! Enjoy this last weekend of school hols, and then it's back to the normal routine Monday! Catherine

Nat at Made in Home said...

The retro flower quilt is amazing! I love having child free evening, and finishing stuff - makes me feel much better!

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

Beautiful quilting !! Bring on some kid-free days x

Annabella said...

Oh Jess it's gorgeous!! Yes, definitely a dance floor - expecting the flowers to light up perhaps? I hear you on the kid thing and don't feel bad!

Sewing Mom said...

It's gorgeous! I really love the pattern and your quilting...amazing. Your new fabric looks great too.

Charlotte said...

eeeeeeep! It's so beautiful! I can't wait to see it in all its glory!

Sarah said...

Well done, three cheers, big pat on the back and all that - your quilting is phenomenal! Love that triple stitch! Cant wait to see the full thing done. x

Quilting In The Cold said...

Oh Jess it is beautiful!

Catherine said...

Oh wow, the quilt looks amazing, can't wait for the full reveal.

Katy Cameron said...

Oh it's looking absolutely amazing, love those feathers with the dense stripes

moira said...

re the lids, better a bit of honesty than a quart of gin at lunchtime :)

and oh.my.giddy.aunt.that quilt....*feels a little faint*

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Yay for term time ( and tothink some parents choose to home school!! ) the flowers are looking fan, and the fabric purchases (the essential fabric purchases) are yummy!

Pat Merkle said...

Just love the double straight lines with the feathers. You just rocked the quilting.

Kirsten said...

I am so in love with your Retro Flowers quilt - really stunning quilting!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Love that triple line stitching. It really works great with those feathers. Nice finish.

Leanne said...

That quilt is just so stunning, I am looking forward to seeing more of it.

Janine said...

Your retro flowers quilt is amazing! I think, as much as we love our families, we all need to spend some time by ourselves sometimes :)

Kristin said...

I love the little feet in the picture. They grow up too fast and you will miss them making you crazy. Your quilt looks fabulous, love the feathers and straight line quilting.

Stella Nemeth said...

The quilting is amazing. And I love how you handled the background behind the feathers. So classic and so classy.

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Beautiful quilt - and the quilting is just stunning!!

Totally hearing you on the need for sewing therapy!

Nicky said...

Excellent! It is truly gorgeous!

Danielle said...

That's stunning Jess! You must be thrilled to bits with it!