Thursday, 27 November 2008
picnic quilt in progress
in random moments i've slowly been working on the picnic quilt that i briefly mentioned a few posts ago. it's made entirely of vintage sheeting and pillowcase material and i'm going to use a thrifted wool blanket as the batting so it will be a bit water resistant, perfect for sitting on the grass if it's slightly damp. i wanted to use up some of my vintage stash plus make a quilt that i won't mind spilling on and this seems like the perfect solution. sewing with sleep deprivation comes with it's consequences though, i don't want to tell you how many times i've had to unpick entire rows after i've sewn them on the wrong side... or the fact that i screwed up the very simple pattern and only noticed i had the wrong squares in place after it was sewn to another row and i couldn't be bothered fixing it. good thing it's just for acquiring grass stains and eating potato salad!