It really has been a while this time and I did wonder whether I should even bother to carry on posting. Like a lot of folks whose blogs I've read recently, they are using other forums such as twitter and facebook these days.
I'm still doing lots of sewing. One of the latest things I tried was paper piecing using a template from the latest Love Patchwork and Quilting. In a nutshell you start with a paper template which has numbered sections.
Starting at number 1 section you add your fabric piece by piece
but you actually do the stitching on the template pattern side
Took me a while to get my head round it but I was on a roll once I started. This is the first quarter
followed by the second. You can see if will look fab once it's finished.
My Gypsy Wife quilt is all layered up with wadding and backing (see previous post) and ready to quilt. I've just realised what a marathon task it's going to be trying to get all this through my little sewing machine but it seems such a cop out to send it to the quilter. I have yet to decide what I'm going to do......
And finally, I've started dressmaking. There are so many patterns on the internet that you can download and print yourself now. I've also discovered I've got a local fabric shop which is actually a tardis inside lol I've started with this.... just my colours and am already making my second item. Watch this space!