First off I found out a friend who's birthday is next week is actually turning 40! I had a feeling she was. Only it's not the sort of thing you can ask is it? I mean imagine if I asked and she was only 35 or something? Anyway, her favourite colour is purple; so I finished off the purple zippy pouch I made the other day.
I added a beaded pull to the zip and sewed up the lining. Now I just need to fill it with a few bits and get it to post tomorrow!
Then I went out side to quilt my DQS 11 quilt. I used spray baste for the first time. It is so much easier than trying to pin something small. Of course if it's at all breezy when you baste it's advisable to stand out of the wind so you don't spray baste yourself.
As I quilted this it occurred to me how much I'd like to join some other swaps only...is it just me or do you get put off by swaps which you have to be invited to join the group or request it? Now I can understand the organisers probably want to avoid flakey passers by joining up and then not delivering the goods. It's just I'm a little too
shy insecure to ever request to join something like that. I mean what if I don't make the grade? What if this is some sort of quilting elitism designed to keep out less than cool quilters like me? If you need to ask to join maybe they don't want you? And it's probably another reason why I'm struggling to be brave enough to request to join a Bee.
Once I'd quilted this I went back to making some more hexies for the Hex-a-long. I've pulled out a few extra fabrics from the stash so I get enough variety in one place. I am waiting on a fat quarter bundle of Annie's Farm Stand by Lakehouse Dry Goods, because I thought the aqua and pink and red colour way would fit right in with the vintagey feel of my quilt as well as add some smaller patterns to the mix. I am waiting for some other goodies too. I'd thought I may have over indulged a bit with fabric purchasing for this quilt, but seeing how quickly the fabric goes down when you're making large hexies, I'm glad I have!
I can't believe the weekend is almost over again. So much I still wanted to do and share with you. I guess that will have to wait for now.