Hopefully like myself, you have recovered from all the madness and are feeling fully rested. I am not good at recognising when I have reached my limits and I basically went past mine sometime in November but didn't stop going so by the time Christmas arrived I was well into stress and anxiety land. I've done very little since Christmas Day was over and done with except rest and sew. Therapy for my body and mind. Sewing really helps me clear the crap out that I carry around with me all the time.
I finally turned this little top into a charity quilt 36x36in using fabric given to the LMQG by Thomas Knauer earlier in the year. It was the first quilting I've done in months and I did go a bit mad with FMQ, although you can't really see it! But I enjoyed it and that was all that mattered.
Today, I finished this quilt which even has a name, "Twisted Jelly Roll Race". I started it off using the method for a jelly roll race and then when the whole strip was about 16 inches, I cut it into blocks. Blocks which sat on the side for months. I always knew I wanted to use the yellow solid with them as I think its a shame that Summersville didn't come in a yellow colourway. Sewing the sashing, I fell in love with the range all over again and I spotted little detailed that Lu put into the design that I had missed when sewing the blocks together like the coach with Summersville Tours on it.
I decided to off set the blocks and sashing a bit to give it a bit more of a twist. I had one spare block whicn ended up on the back with some more yellow solid and a print that went well. I also did the binding in the yellow. I can't for the life of me remember which yellow it is, but it is a kona. This came out 56x74 inches.
The pictures are crap I know but I can't get any light anywhere as the days are so dull and gloomy in London at the moment.
The only nice day we've had in weeks was yesterday, so I went to Greenwich Park to clear the cobwebs. This pic from the Observatory shows the area in front of the Naval College where the Olympics Equestrian events took place. Still not quite back to normal.
And this shot just shows now nice random bits of the park are and the bit of sunshine!
I also finished another block for the EEEP EPP Bee for Marg which was the most challenging yet with some very fiddly bits. I even broke out some of my Tula Pink fabric for it!
So hopefully I will be a bit more regular in both sewing and blogging into the new year, but I'm not sure. It depends on what happens with work and that is all a bit up in the air at the moment. But even though I don't comment much, I do try and keep up with my blog reading.
Happy New Year x