Alkaline-kiwi was in Christchurch this weekend, so we had a Bookcrossing meetup this morning. It was great to catch up with her – plus, of course, the injection of new books into the meetup group is always appreciated As so often happens, I came home with as many books as I’d gone with, so my to-be-read pile has grown quite a bit.
I picked up:
- Vroom by the Sea by Peter Moore
- Untorn Tickets by Paul Burke
- Flightless, edited by Ellie Cobb
- Lion Boy by Zizou Corder
- Dewey’s Nine Lives by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter
The other thing that keep growing is my list of quilt projects I want to try. I really must stop watching YouTube videos – I keep getting inspired and adding more ideas to my list. At least it means I never get bored – I seem to always have several quilts on the go, plus more lined up to start when I want to try something new (which is always – I’m definitely easily distracted by every shiny new thing that comes along…)
Which is all preamble to lead into the the fact that I started another quilt this afternoon. The other jelly roll was calling to me, so after much deliberation I decided to try a “Three Dudes” quilt, similar to this one (although I’ve altered the pattern a bit).
I spent most of the afternoon just working out the details of the pattern, and then grouping the strips into sets so that the different colours and patterns would be nicely distributed through the quilt (the version in the photo below went through several more changes before I got to the final one), and cutting strips of white fabric to add to them to make up strip sets.
I only got half way through sewing the 10 strip sets I’ll need for the quilt. Once they’re done, they need to be cut up and then sewn back together again a couple of times to make the final blocks, so there’s probably another weekend or two’s work to finish the complete quilt top. Assuming I don’t get distracted by some other project in the meantime…
Gratuitous cat photo of Parsnips sulking on the windowsill because I kept moving her off the sunny spot on my cutting mat on the totally unreasonable grounds that I wanted to cut fabric, not the cat. I also won’t let her jump up on my ironing board, because I’m scared one day she’ll jump up there while the iron is on. I am such a horrible person!