…vomit on the design wall…
With the feather beast waiting patiently in the corner it’s time to turn my attention to completing my May challenge: Scrap Vomit!
I’m so excited to be working on this quilt I cannot begin to adequately capture my excitement in words. When I first fell in love with quilting it was with the standard patchwork quilts that you would see in all the movies, paintings or books. You know the kind; all the same size block, no fancy triangles or curves and they look like they’re 100 years old.
When I stumbled across Katy’s (from I’m a Ginger Monkey) Scrap Vomit I immediately felt that old nostalgia wash over me. Here was a quilt, that from a distance, looked like those old school patchwork quilts. My heart soared and then when I realized that the quilt was made up of novelty prints and randomly cut patterns I just knew I had to make one. It’s like the quilting version of a Young Ones episode!
Back in January I had some spare time so I got together the scrap squares that I had cut and the ones that had been sent to me from all over the globe and I started to put some of the blocks together. I loved them and had I not had a million other things competing for my attention I’m pretty sure I would have finished the quilt in one go if I could have.
Then in February I decided on the colour combination for my B Blocks. I cut up all the fabric only to realize that I didn’t have enough and needed to order more. So I put my order in and went back to working on the other items on my list.
However the minute the feather beast was slayed I jumped back on the Vomit train. (Yes, I do like to say vomit a lot…)
I had decided it was time to work on my B Blocks but I couldn’t decide on which combination I liked the most; orange on the outside or pink… so I did both and I just love them.
I’m not sure how I’m going to place them in the end product, but I know that I’m already so in love with this quilt that it doesn’t really matter because it’s all vomit gravy now!
…you rock garden…
As well as working on my Scrap Vomit Quilt I also took the opportunity to defile some rocks in a girlfriends garden to wish her a happy birthday.
It was a surprise so I took the Little Man over to her house and while he slept I took some super glue, dolls hair and boggly eyes and set to work. I couldn’t stop giggling the whole time and when I was finished and stood back to admire my work a bloody magpie swooped in and attacked my rocks!
Lucky for the magpie there was no damage, but the hide of him!
Because it’s the beginning of another month I had the Canberra Quilters Inc. Guild Meeting to attend so it gave me a chance to get another HexyMF flower done. Bit disappointing that this time there was no photo bombing by Bron (of Krafty Kuka) or Michelle (of Buttontree Lane); Bron was MIA and Michelle is our new Guild President so she was up the front being all presidential and shit so I just made do with showing off my green chucks.
This been no movement at the Woodland Sampler station as I have been busy working on another little stitching project that I’ll be able to share with you all next week. But now that I’ve finished that I’m going to make time to pick up the Woodland Sampler again and get cracking. (And not just because May is a GNOME!!!!)
May is going to be one busy, busy, busy month…