So what did I buy yesterday? First, these tiny squares of gorgeousness
then the most wonderful linen fabric with the cutest birds
I had already bought the black and grey fabrics for the badger, and yesterday I got the white fabric
but that's not all I came home with. I have two more projects to do for Anne, both of them children's quilts. A very pretty one for a girl - the two fabrics on the left are for the borders
this striking one could be for a boy or a girl, and again the fabrics on the left are for the borders
these two fabrics are for the backs of the quilts - I think you can work out which one is for which quilt!
this afternoon I gave the badger pattern a final tweak, widening the black strip on the left and changing the shape of the eyes
I used the card pieces to mark the pattern on freezer paper, then ironed the pieces on to the wrong side of the fabrics
the pieces cut out, ready to have the seam allowance turned to the wrong side and tacked in place
it's a while since I took an "action shot" ...... this is me tacking one of the black strips
to take the photo, I put the camera on this little tripod, which Stuart gave me several years ago for Christmas (by coincidence Malcolm gave me a large tripod that Christmas!) and used the timer on the camera to give me time to get my hands in the right place
the pieces all tacked and placed on beautiful black woollen fabric, which is another piece of Hinnigan's fabric from my stash
when I tacked the seam allowance on the white fabric, I pressed round the edge and then removed the freezer paper, as it would be unwieldy to work with such a big piece in place. This is the fabric pinned in place ready to sew
I decided to use some of my stash of silk thread, and got out some of my favourite tiny applique needles
having finished watching Game of Thrones, I decided to indulge my slightly weird crush on Grissom in CSI
I first encountered Grissom when we were staying in South Shore Harbour in League City, Texas. Malcolm was there on a business trip, and I had gone with him. After he completed his business, he took a few days off and we went to San Antonio. But while he was working, I had the days to myself. I spent some time pottering around the shops (I still have the excellent pair of trainers that I got properly measured and fitted for), then one afternoon when it rained, I passed the time curled up on the bed in our hotel room, eating chips and dips and watching back to back episodes of CSI. I have to say that I much prefer Grissom without the beard!