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Some tired ramblings

Posted on 2007.04.26 at 22:16
Current Mood: tiredbut happy
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For some reason I have the idea of making a postage stamp quilt running around in my head. I'm not sure I should act on it, I have so many other things to do. But it seems it can't wait... So I started mucking about a bit; deciding size and shape of the pieces, finding the fabrics...

One other thing; You know I talked about my obsessive crafting waves? But this latest embroidery craze seems to be different. I have Several embroidery projects going on, and plans for many more. But I still do other things; I have a knitting project lying beside the computer; If I have to read long stretches of text I knit at the same time. I get ideas about embroideries, but also about quilts, and I'm thinking about taking up bobbin lace again. This is weird. But I don't have the time to do all of this; I need to do school work and job hunting, and when my parents are at home I can't do as much as I like.

Maybe the obsession this time is about crafting in general? *grins*

I started this post days ago and never got around to posting; since then I have given in to the urge to quilt, and started to pick out the fabrics. My current thought are on deciding the shape of the pieces. I tried squares, and decided I can't do it that way*. So I thought hexagons might work, I have some already cut out for a pillow, in just the right size. Then I thought "maybe I should try to not do the same shape every time", so I'm maybe doing diamonds instead. Or maybe not. I like hexagons.

O well, I have time to decide... first I have to figure out how to make sure all the pieces of fabric are clean and pre-shrunk. It's kind of not going to work with throwing them in the washer; it's a grocery bag stuffed full of bits of fabric in sizes from "postage stamp" to "small sail". In all the colours of the rainbow, no less. All of it with jagged raw edges. I see a lot of handwashing in my near future...

*That is, I can't do the simple and efficient method and cut them to size and sew them together on the machine. It went all wonky, so I decided to do paper piecing instead. Anyone surprised by this? *sigh* I am apparently utterly incapable of doing crafts the simple and fast way...


chigrima at 2007-04-26 20:30 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, but the result is always so perfect! ^_^
Lady K
lady_knits at 2007-04-27 12:59 (UTC) (Link)
Well, yeah, I don't really mind doing it the slow, obsessive way. I'm just happy I'm doing it for fun and not by neccessity. I'd freeze to death before the damn thing was finished...
chigrima at 2007-04-27 22:02 (UTC) (Link)
XDXDXD That would be interesting to see. You'd have to sleep under the pile of patches as you sewed it...
Lady K
lady_knits at 2007-04-28 09:36 (UTC) (Link)
Heh... Sounds really uncomfortable... It would be like sleeping under a pile of little cardboard pieces. I doubt they would stay on top... :-)
chigrima at 2007-04-30 10:16 (UTC) (Link)
*grins* Glue them all together?
kseenaa at 2007-04-29 15:27 (UTC) (Link)
You? Doing things the complicated way? You would never.... *snicker*
Lady K
lady_knits at 2007-04-30 08:45 (UTC) (Link)
*grins* of course not, I never do... *tries to look innocent*
kseenaa at 2007-04-30 17:03 (UTC) (Link)
You? Innocent? Never. :-P
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