for nearly five weeks I've either
a] been in hospital
b] lovingly cared for by my darling daughter
c] because it's been a month and I should be starting to mend, rather firmly 'organised' by my BFF
who left this morning
there were two 'rehearsals' each of several hours duration when BFF had other things on the agenda but from today I am left to my own devices
...y'see, having survived half of today, my Purl's Palace Patchwork Princesses [ most of whom are the same lovely friends that sent those gorgeous flowers last week ] are heading thiswaywards tomorrow in lieu of our normal class, so I get to ease myself slowly into the whole home-on-my-own-without-use-of-the-new car-I've-not-driven-but-which-pretty-much-all-my-loved-ones-have'
With all this stuckathomeness, there has been much progress made on the blue and white feathered star quilt but ... bummer ... I can't show it to you all anymore until next July.
'T'is destined to be a gift for some dear friends and the other person with whom it is being made is most definitely against blogging in general, and exposure of this project in particular, and while I might wish it otherwise, she has a point and I have to respect her wishes ... especially as her contributions are now in place
So here instead is a resurrected UFO that never got passed the 'cut out' stage about six years ago.
I decided to have a day away from Big Blue on Sunday and these
demanded to be let out of confinement in the depths of the Great Wall Of Fabric before they reached pensionable age:
The fabric was bought for something like US$3.50 a yard in Paducah in 1996
It's one of those dealies where you cut strips from six identical sections of the large-repeat print which are then stacked up and cut into equilateral triangles, so that one gets little bundles, each containing six theoretically* identical wedges which are sewn together to create these hexagons
Don't expect to see any progress on these in the near future - or at all - but I thought that they deserved a moment in the sun
* theoretical perfection may not eventuate with even the most precise stacking and cutting if the original fabric is not perfectly repeated or has stretched/ distorted in the finishing process, or during washing and ironing. If you want to see some truly 'unique' centres, open the first photo in BIG.