By Saturday night I resorted to staying up late to catch up with some applique. Bagpuss had a hard time staying awake to keep me company. Actually he thinks I'm making a new cover for the Pussy Pillow he's laying on. He wants first dibs on it before his sister stakes her claim.
Moonlight stitching paid dividends. I finished the applique on the Dresden plate.
Now for the hard part...... deciding how to quilt it! Maybe a grid in the centre.... with some beads... how about echo quilting... free motion! Whoever invented the phrase "Quilt as Desired" is a sadist in my book!
I needed some light relief to clear my mind. So.....
I enjoyed a little thereputic piecing.
How about my new design wall. It's the invention of my other half who finally got fed up of seeing my quilt in progress clinging haphazardly to a piece of wadding draped down the front of my bookcase. I must say it has solved a critical problem.
I own a Hoover that blows as hard as it sucks and believe me it can suck the carpet off the floor. It's like Hoovering in a hurricane! One minute I was running it along the front of the bookcase the next I was frozen with terror as the infernal machine blew all my quilt blocks into the air and went after them like a ravenous beast.
It totally gobbled up one block and had it's eye on another when I finally snapped out of my stupor and unplugged it. I had to unplug it because terror had robbed me of the ability to remember where the off switch is. Only one block chewed beyond repair.... guess I was lucky.
Now my bookcase is exactly that.......
.... a place for keeping books!
Till next time.....