Wednesday, 24 February 2010

A tearful goodbye

I finished the quilt I've been making for a friend at work and I really don't want to say goodbye to it.  I absolutely love it but, since she's already paid me for it, it would be a little rude to run off with it.  Here's the completed quilt.  The pictures aren't the best but the good camera was elsewhere and I don't actually get to see daylight outside of work at the moment so they're the best I can get.

The fabric is all from the Rouenneries range by French General for Moda and I love the subtle colours and patterns.  I kept the quilting simple and echo quilted around the piecing to really bring out the pattern.  It's got a few puckers on the back but I think I'm getting a little better at layering so hopefully they'll be some of my last.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Think before you speak

Have you ever said something and then immediately wished you could stuff the words back into your mouth? 

It's one of my best friend's 21st birthdays this weekend and, since he's spent the last 6 months in Belgium, we all have to dress up as something from Belgian culture (not the easiest subject in the world).  I made an off-hand comment that I was thinking of coming as the Atomium and he got so excited that to now NOT come as the atomium would be like kicking a puppy.

Have you ever seen the Atomium????

How on earth am I supposed to dress up like that?!?  Unfortunately the quilting has had to be put to one side until I can turn myself into some giant silver balls.