Well the European Championships, or at least my part in it, has finished. Because of the shifts I was on I saw little of the rowing, but I did manage to get to see some of the cycling at the velodrome, including one Dutch guy that we’re pretty sure never stopped cycling from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, and he still won! Anyway, this coming weekend I have a bit of a break before the annual mad office charity event the following weekend, but I’ll leave you in suspense about that until next week ;o) Despite everything going on I still managed to squeeze in a little sewing this week in between shifts before heading back to the day job, so I have a completed My Supersized Small World top, and a nearly completed Friendship Quilt Along top (a little ahead of schedule!)
Finishes This Week:
In Progress This Week:
Tada! Here’s My Supersized Small World top, the top half of which came from a pattern by Jen Kingwell that I doubled in size and made back in 2015 as part of a Quilt Along. I designed the bottom section at that time, but left it to linger, forgotten about, until a tidy of my WIP cart a few weeks ago revealed it, so I polished it off. Now I need to save up my pennies to buy backing and get it quilted – I have visions of it being graffiti quilted, but I don’t know anyone in the UK that does that, so I’ll need to think on it a while:
Here’s where I’ve got to on my Friendship QAL top – there’s another round of ‘bricks’ to go in, and then another white border, so I’m nearly done – it’s actually square, I promise, but my design wall is in 2 parts and it didn’t hang very straight, so what can you do? It’ll only be 72″ square (as opposed to MSSSW which is 104″ square!) so I’ll probably quilt this one myself, probably with a diagonal grid – good idea or not? Answers in the comments
To Be Worked On This Week:
- Finishing the Friendship QAL top, perhaps with quilting
- Pondering a few other upcoming projects
Have a fab week all!
The Leviathan looks amazing and I hope you don’t have to wait too long to get it backed and quilted ?
Love your Small World top and it’s so cool you added it with your own designs. Very cool.
Your supersized Small World looks amazing!
We lived in the Netherlands from 1974-1978. Our youngest son was born there in 1976. Dutch children (and our oldest son) start riding a bike at a very young age. I’m sure it is different now, but back then the families frequently didn’t have a car. I rode my bike while pregnant until a car almost hit me on the bike path and then I rode with one child in front and one in back as soon as the baby could sit up. I could go to the market or the store and hold the bag and ride just like the Dutch people. So, it doesn’t surprise me that you saw a Dutch person riding a bike nonstop…it is a beautiful country. I still correspond with a Dutch friend who is in her 80s… Love you Small World. Mine is done except for the backing. I’m embroidering all the places we lived during my husband’s 26 1/2 years in the Air Force. That will record it for whoever inherits the quilt. It was a fun quilt to make…I especially enjoyed the detail pieces.