I’ve been plotting and planning and knitting this week. The knitting I can’t show you, try at least not just yet. It’s super top secret, for sale to the point that I’m hiding it even from Ravelry, but all being well and a few nice commutes with space next to me to wiggle my elbows without prodding someone and I might just be finished. There is a teeny tiny sneak peek over on Instagram but I don’t think it’s going to be giving too much away.
I’ve still got my July Sugarblock club blocks to make, but I’m still steeling myself before I try foundation paper piecing again. I’m sure that all the lessons I learnt with May’s block will carry over, I’m just procrastinating a bit on the fabric choices as much as anything else.
And so the plotting begins, or perhaps the plotting has already been there. I have a little stash of Liberty print leftovers from making sundresses for the girls, and a little bag of scraps from Alice Caroline’s stand at a quilt show, and another little bag of scraps from Jo at Greene Fabric Co, a plan and sort of a pattern. It’s my next big quilt, except its going to be everything that the Fishing Net Quilt isn’t; much smaller, and with very little piecing if any. I’ve got a length of white on white flower print which I want to use as a whole cloth backing and then using the Alice Caroline Butterfly Cushion pattern as a guide, set raw edge applique butterflies in the centre, followed by some daisy chain free motion quilting and then another border which will either be raw edge applique leaves in a sort of Orla Kierly style, or possible a grandmother’s garden hexie pattern.
For now of course it looks like this:
But I know I can see it in my head, now I just have to make it reality.
And speaking of reality, in looking through to find my Liberty print stash I found this:
It’s finished, it’s actually something I finished a while ago, made from a hexagon pack that I picked up at Libertys without any serious plan other than I really liked sewing hexies together. It’s about 9dimensions) and it’s a very pretty slab but to be honest I have no idea what to do with it. I suppose I could unpick it all and use the hexies as focus points in the centre of flowers, or as paving stones in a river, but it seems a shame to waste all that sewing, so I’m throwing it open to ideas – what do I do with a hexie slab that I made on a whim?