Today is very smokey
Last week I had to come home from swimming because the smoke made it hard for me to breath
So I didn’t even try today
Yesterday I bought an asthma puffer and had to use it
So instead of leaving the house I decided to go hunting for something to use as binding
And I scored.
I found a jelly roll I bought in a bag like a a lucky dip
It was all browns and burnt oranges
Which I thought was perfect for an Aussie outback quilt
I did the math
And made the binding
I’ve stitched it on and the large quilt is ready for the hand stitching
But while searching I found this quilt top I had finished
I even had the binding cut I obviously was going to go and get the wadding and backing but never got round to it
So I searched and found two pieces of cream material that I had used when making a
Candle wicking quilt
This quilt was made at least ten years ago as my daughter was still in high school when I made it
See we do need to keep everything We will eventually use it
So I stitched the two pieces together to make a piece large enough for the back of the quilt
I also used up all my odds and ends to make the last piece of wadding large enough for the quilt
I have none left except for scraps now.
Now I have two quilts to hand stitch
I’ve started hand stitching the smaller quilt as it’s rather hot and
I just couldn’t face sitting under the large one.
So I’m watching cooking shows and stitching away
I like hand stitching. So it’s not a chore
My stitches are not as dainty as they used to be.
The eye sight isn’t as good but I think it passes
Well what do you think?
I’ve now used up lots of my stash
And made two quilts without forking out any extra money
I’m pretty proud of myself
I just hope I keep up the momentum lol