The view from my sofa last night!
So today I got up feeling a bit rubbish. I'd planned on a lie in as I've not felt great this week. Bit of a tummy bug I think. But the neighbours seemed to be intent on banging every cupboard and wardrobe in the room next to mine first thing. I did go back off to sleep, although when I eventually did get up I felt like one of the Walking Dead. I put the TV on to watch a selection of Olympics and set about doing the second block for Fiona. I had the idea for this block before I did block one. It was an ambitious idea and several times I thought I should just do something different. But you know when you get an idea and even if it seems a bit mad, you just have to do it? Well this was one of those times.
Fiona's brief requested a higher volume traditional block in amongst a low volume larger block. I wanted to do a block that included some reverse and needle turn appliqué. It was going to be ambitious because the high volume block was to be the considerably smaller part of the overall block. This meant some small appliqué. The appliqué parts took most of the day. There were times when I thought I was made to be doing this. I used some of my own Flea Market Fancy stash to add to the bits Fiona sent me and now I see the block all together I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I just hope Fiona feels the same way - especially as I got a bit carried away and it's a bit larger than it should be (you can trim down if you want Fiona!)
Block for Fiona
My Mum is due back from an 8 day holiday to Scotland tonight. The weather hasn't always been kind to her but she seems to have had a good time each day when she's phoned. I now need to go and remove threads and fabric scraps from everywhere, as being this creative was not a tidy process ;-)