Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Pattern testing fail!

Ok, so many of you probably saw that Jess has now released her fabulous Lucky Square pattern, and showed pictures of all the pattern testers awesome quilts? Yeah. Major fail on my part - I'm still making it, slowly but surely, but I didn't get to the finish line in time. Let's just say I need to be way more realisitic about my limitations and how much time I actually have to do sewing (again!! why don't I learn?) But as of last night, I have a lovely stack of 64 squares, and just need to make sashing and put it together.
Apart from that I've been busily getting my shiz organised for the Sashiko tutorial I'm doing in a couple of weeks. That's right - I'm not leaving it to the last minute (pick yourself up off the floor now ;o) ) I may also be just a teeny bit addicted to Sashiko...
I'm also trying to get these done before the flood of quilts and quilt tops arrive for the Bush Fire Appeal. I'm astonished at the response - I think we might come very close to having a quilt for every child, which makes me smile (and cry) every time I think about it. The first couple I'm donating should be sent off to their new homes very soon :o)

16 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

I would love to see your Lucky Square quilt together- those blocks are beautiful! And your generosity in putting all those quilts together is just fabulous!

Katy Cameron said...

Well I'm sure it'll look great when it's done!

My top will be in the post tomorrow :o)

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Oh no! That's my fault, isn't it?! Sorry!

Heather D. said...

Ah well, it'll get done when it gets done. Love the pips!

Kirsten said...

Not a fail at all Jess - the blocks look fabulous and what you are doing for the bushfire victims in amazing!

Carla said...

Good for you for all the donation work. I like Aneela's fabrics ; )

Jessica said...

I am sure it will look fantastic once it is finished! I think we all under estimate how much time we have!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

The stack looks fab, going to be lovely. Quilt tops nearly ready to go, do you want me to send binding fabric or are you going to turn inside out / birthing method them?

Teje Karjalainen said...

Looks so beautiful! I love your hand quilting! x Teje

Janine said...

Those stacks will be lovely when you have time to put them together. I'm looking forward to your sashiko tute. Those hexagons look great :)

Nat at Made in Home said...

I love sashiko! I wold love to see what you are making or your class.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Jess... if you are in need of more quilt tops let me know! I have a collection of tops made up for Project Linus and would be happy to send you some.

Jessica Kelly said...

Not a major fail at all! Your version will rock, no worries on the time!!

Newbie Jen said...

Not a fail. When it gets finished, I am sure it will inspire a whole new wave of people to try out the pattern.

Adrianne said...

Your sherbert pips version of Lucky Square is looking great so far - can't wait to see it finished! Great work on the Tassie bushfire appeal!

Jessica said...

Once you get the squares together, it's like you're almost done! ;) they look great - can't wait to see it and the tutorial!