Blogs are marvelous motivational tools I've discovered. Do you find yourself putting off a particular task? Seriously thinking of cleaning the pantry rather than hitting that sewing machine?
Well folks, with the power of BLOG you can overcome this problem. Just a few minutes a day with BLOG and you can share your intentions with the world!
Promise progress, and the power of BLOG springs into action!
Well okay, maybe not but just because I had said that I would, I made myself sit at the machine after dinner last night and finished the rest of the blocks for the centre [ or center for my american friends ] of the japanese vase quilt - NOTE TO SELF - needs a proper name.
This was where I was at by bedtime:
Looks impressive until you realise that they are only 6" blocks, so what looks like most of a queen sized quilt is, in actual fact, about the size of a picnic cloth ... a small picnic cloth.
No triangles so far.
I'd forgotten to factor in that today was Purl's Princesses [ knitting group ] over at Daylesford, so no sewing until dinnertime. Had a lovely time at Purl's. Robyn and I talked goats and I think the others now know a lot more about goat husbandry than they ever wanted or needed to :]
Anyway I couldn't start on the foundation pieced triangle border after all because I'd forgotten to take my pattern to the copy shop, so I spent tonight joining yesterday's blocks together. I don't know why but this always takes longer than I think it's going to. Pre Blogdom I probably would've stopped about halfway through and picked up the knitting.
So here's the centre section all joined and pressed. There's a bit of distortion from the pins but trust me, it IS square and straight and flat. The colour is way off on my monitor. The progress shot is much closer: purply lilacs rather than pinky burgundy.
Rosie countdown - [probably] - 5 days