It's hot and unpleasant today, reason enough to stay inside and tend to things in the sewing room. The 12" thick stone walls are keeping the heat out, so it's no hardship to be in here, and I'm happily cutting and kitting, and making real progress at last. It will be a different story later on in the season; once these old buildings heat up they stay hot, but it takes many days and nights of high temperatures for that to happen. It's deliciously cool for now.
This is also a favourite fabric, from the '90s. I bought many metres of it then, and I'm down to the last quarter metre. I'll be so sad to use the last bit, but's in practically every scrap quilt I own, so it's not as if I'll never see it again. It's been a lovely hunk of fabric to have in the drawer of cream fabric, I'll miss it. It's just perfect with the olive/brown greens in the baskets.
But that would be somewhat counter-productive. There's still lots to cut before I can call this properly kitted; setting squares and the bits for the infill triangles around the edge, and the border strips. It's not time to play just yet.
Mereth and I have been discussing our plans for the rest of this year, and we are going to concentrate on finishing some tops, and not start new projects all the time. There's only 6 weeks left for 2013, and my new rule is that I can only start one new project if I've finished two old ones. Maybe that will encourage me to dig out the tops that only need borders added, and I'll finally be able to move them onto the Completed list.
I have quite a few sets of blocks that only need to be set together, and I'm going to start off with my 16-patches.
I think I have a problem with this because it's so light; I can't have anything light on my bed because of the dog that owns the bed (or so she thinks). If she jumped on this with dirty paws I'd have a fit, so I'm a bit reluctant to go ahead with it. Which is rubbish; not every quilt is for me, or my bed, and this will find the right home somewhere. Sigh, I still spend far too much time talking myself into things, don't I?