Dreadfully behind!


By Judith on July 20, 2011
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I have been extremely busy this week designing and making projects for my next program of classes, starting in September, as well as preparing for new classes this week, as well as trying to keep 3 bored kids happy without feeling like a really selfish, guilty mum (actually I think Guilt just comes with the Placenta)!
Next week I hope to do a series of posts on the new projects that I’ll be teaching, with some pics of course (oh but that means I’ll have to get them all made -eeek!).
Anyway, I didn’t wanted you to think I’ve been spending all my time sunbathing in this glorious, grey summer we’ve been having!!
Tomorrow night is the start of the Beach Huts Cushion class:

This is a great wee project to introduce folks to Foundation Piecing (one of my favs!).
Despite our cold, drab weather, I’m hoping this sunny project will make us all feel brighter!
So because of all this hard work, I’m ridiculously behind in my Kaleidoscope Quilt (a QAL being hosted by Don’t Call Me Betsy) and I haven’t even picked out fabrics for the recent Hex-A-Long (hand sewn hexies). 
Here’s as far as I’ve got with my Kaleidoscope quilt:
I’m doing my usual ‘changing the design as I go along’ thing, seeing what it looks like as I go.  I just need a bit more ‘go’!
On Sunday I try not to do work stuff, and if I get any free time, I’ll try and work on other WIPs.  
So I got Crazy Daughter Quilt basted.  I used basting spray for the first time, following the instructions of my LQS to do it over the ironing board, bit by bit, ironing it down as I go.  
This technique pretty much worked, but as with doing anything with large quilts, it took a chunk of effort and time. The effectiveness of it will be tested by the quilting – whenever I get round to it!
So that’s it for now.

Sorry if this has been a bit moany!  I’m tired and need a holiday (or just some rays would do!)

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