Time for a quilting update in my creative space today. The greener-than-green quilt from a few weeks ago is regressing nicely. Yes, that's a seam-ripper... and yes, that's me sticking my feet up defiantly on the pile of green blocks, meaning that I will have to press them YET AGAIN but, given that I have to remeasure and re-sash them anyway, why not?
There are about half a dozen other quilting ideas sitting around in my head, and I'm just itching to begin one. I keep pulling out scraps and lengths of fabric, doodling on paper, browsing the web for ideas... but I have decided that I must. not. start. any other machine-sewn quilt until I have followed through on this one.
So I'm trying to embrace the green. Truth be told, I've always maintained that green is my favourite colour. How that can be true when I rarely wear it and don't surround myself with it, I don't know, but it is. Green is so... err... verdant, I guess!
A bonus from all the unpickery that's going on is that one little not-square-enough square was set free from quilting doom and transformed into a pocket on a new pinny I made for myself:
Rachel, you may recognise this fruity material as one of the thrifted tablecloths you so sweetly sent me last year! It's gorgeous, soft and already liberally spattered, like a good apron should be. And just green enough.
More spaces here.
oh now I did want to care about the green but I was WAAAY too distracted by the fabulous shoes and the fab pinny - are my priorities wrong? And, are they campers?ReplyDelete
Um, I can't even notice all the green what with the adorable shoes on top of it!ReplyDelete
LOVE IT!! The green pocket & the whole green quilt, awesome. Thanks for the comment on my housewife post too - sometimes you're in your own world wondering who else is out there?? Back to those year 3 Olympic assignments - they are going to be quite the winners (i take school projects very personally & seriously) with screen printed flags & the whole catostrophe!! Love PosieReplyDelete
I! WANT! YOUR! SHOES!ReplyDelete
I have never seen any like them in my life! Especially not in lil' ol' tassie!
If they were mine they would never be permitted to leave my feet!
Oh and I do like what's going on with the quilt - green is lovely and restful. and what a gorgeous pinny - love the apples and pears!
Love the shoes! Oo, and you placed that pocket so carefullyReplyDelete
Oh my that pinny fabric is fantastic!ReplyDelete
Ha ha! Welcome to the world of quilting...numerous half finshed quilts in the home!ReplyDelete
Oh dear. This is not the post of a happy quilter! What's holding you back? Why all the unpicking?ReplyDelete
Maybe you need an all day sewing lockdown with um, I don't know? Maybe a couple of crafty friends? I'm sure that would help!
Embracing the inner procrastinate, more like. Don't think I can't recognise the symptoms. 'Tis a nice pocket, though.ReplyDelete
Oh, and if you ask me, crafty sewing lockdown sounds the only way this one's going to happen. Snigger.
me too! i was trying to concentrate on the green but I kept looking at your gorgeous shoes!!ReplyDelete
so very cute indeed.
ditto to loving those shoes! I love green too, it was my grandmas favorite colour and it reminds me of her. If she could get it green, paint it green or make it somehow more green then she would!ReplyDelete
I love that you wear a pinnie - it goves me flashbacks to Coronation Street, but in a good way! I like the greens.ReplyDelete
boy oh boy - cute shoes and cute pinny!ReplyDelete
Great choice with the green colours for a quilt - Green is so calming and refreshing.
very jealous of your beautiful pocket + your shoes!ReplyDelete
you made me laugh too, which is joyous :)
Oh nice pocket lady! And I love your resolve to not start another quilt till this one is done. Good for you! Though I see nothing wrong with perhaps doing a pull of fabrics for the new one .... ;)ReplyDelete
Oh and I'm like you on the favourite colour thing only insert "purple" into the favourite colour space.
He he he! I forgot how funny your posts were! I will never take a long break from visiting blogs again - I promise! Lost in Greenl looks like so much fun! Love itReplyDelete
LOVE the pinnie, I'm so glad you found use for that. I quite like green, though its not my favourite, I'm in an orange phase at the moment. Everyone's right those shoes are very cute, and look rather comfy...ReplyDelete
Forget the quilt and new pocket (as lovely as I am sure they both are)- it's all about THE SHOES, THE SHOES.ReplyDelete
Love at first sight I tell you!
Love those shoes Gina! Sorry... crafty vision distorted by shoe-love ;)ReplyDelete
Bad luck about the quilt - hope it works out pronto next time. The apron is gorgeous :) Kx
Who doesn't love the unpicker, I have broken 2 just from over use. I think this is going to look amazing once it is finished. I know what you mean with too many ideas and not enough time, does my head in on a daily basis.ReplyDelete
nice fresh green fabric and your shoes are super!!ReplyDelete
Green is the new Black you know!! It's a great colour. They all are. That quilt is going to look so crispy like a granny smith you might find people licking it ... WHAT?ReplyDelete
Okay....I love that in the banner above it says have a cup of coffee (x3) I love that it is so true in my own life as well. Love your blog. Lots of love from Portland, OR.ReplyDelete
the pinny looks fab and the shoes...good luck with the quilt... it makes me do a big sigh...ReplyDelete
Good luck with the re-work... watching much winter olympics as you unpick???ReplyDelete
Could be worse I suppose - you could have crashed out with the whole world watching metres from the finish line @ over 100kms an hour to miss out on a silver medal.
If it gets too frustrating perhaps you could think of the cross country skier who broke her ribs falling 10feet in training only to soldier on to win a bronze medal the very same day!!!
Lovely shoes. Green is good. It is rather a lot of green all at once, isn't it! But quilts often look a blah when they're still in pieces, so once it comes together you might decide it's actually quite marvelous!ReplyDelete
Between the pinny and the shoes you are a picture of delight. I am sure the green quilt will come together. Perhaps it's going to be an homage to a very green year ahead. I love the shade- and perfect for the pocket too. Keep up the good regressive work. haha. xo m.ReplyDelete
Oh dear, I love all your green, beautiful, deep mossy green, yum. And those shoes are just waaaay too cute, such a distraction.ReplyDelete
I love green best too. I think we are drawn to colours we need in our lives. I reckon if you have to be unpicking and reworking a quilt, its probably a good thing that its a lovely tranquil sea of green!ReplyDelete
the green is ace but the shoes are acer. the apron with it's fruity fruit and greener than green pocket is a work of art. way to posh to be called a pinnyReplyDelete
Snap! I used that exact green paisley in my nephew's baby quilt. Your shoes further demonstrate your exceptional taste! http://maaidesign.blogspot.com/2009/11/rubes-and-rgb-quilt.htmlReplyDelete