Oh what a week. I was asked to make a quilt 10' by 7' from some very textured (but absolutely beautiful) curtain fabric. What could go wrong? The most difficult part would be matching the pattern where I joined the sections of fabric and then it would be plain sailing. If only ..... The fabric was so heavy that somehow I managed to stretch it slightly even though I was being really careful. The only solution was an awful lot of hand quilting which took me most of the week. Luckily the customer was thrilled with it, but I don't think that I'll take on a commission like that again.
I made it initially with some fairly boring fabric but I think when I make it to go into a quilt I'll make full use of all the gorgeous fabrics that have the full range of autumn colours.
I have been harvesting the lavender in my garden and I saw a really neat idea for lavender bags in town last week. I'm usually fairly predictable and make lavender bags in squares or hearts, but these ones were in the shape of animals and they would make gorgeous Christmas presents. Oh dear, another thing to add to my to do list.
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