Friday, November 03, 2006

The block I'm working on doesn't seem to have a name that I can find right now. The book helpfully calls it Pieced Blockwork quilt. Not very specific, or catchy. However, I think of it as an anvil variation, so maybe Double Anvil? Who knows. I rather think I've seen it before, but with 90% of my books and magazines in deep storage I can't really find out. And I've been stumbling around in EQ4 for so long that I'm about to order EQ5 and get with the 21st Century in quilting software. Then I can painlessly upgrade to version 6 when the time comes.

Been busy, but not with sewing related activities. I'm about to go and get building supplies so we can crack on this weekend and go ahead and finish my room. My DH hates the phrase 'I'm gunna go ahead and....' which all the DIY shows on payTV use constantly. I can push his buttons by saying, as he's about to measure something, 'Why don't you go ahead and measure that..' I can only do it just so many times though, I have to choose my moment. 'Crack On' seems to be the British equivalent, whereas the Americans and Canadians 'Go Ahead'.

I made this little banner yesterday, in about an hour. There are several words I want to do and just have hanging around, to keep me focussed. At the moment it sems very important to me to restore order to my life; my poor house has been in upheaval all year, and I need to set it to rights again. It's literally thrown together, and it would have been quicker if I hadn't twice made the word 'Orber'. I think I have late-onset dyslexia. I have at least 5 other words to make, and I want to attach them to each other with jewellery fixings so that I can rearrange them and separate them for washing. I will be making them from my hand-dyes, and some of them are still a bit loose in the excess dye department.

Well, best be off like a frog in a sock (and that's pure Aussie..)


quiltpixie 5:54 PM  

I love how your "R" turned out in "order"

mereth 7:11 AM  

I think you'd better keep the backwards letters (that probably won't be the last time you make that mistake ) and then you can make a secret word that you have to read in a mirror. One using two 'D's'. Hmmm......'Muddle' sprang to mind, but that's what you're trying to avoid isn't it!

His Office, My Studio 7:49 AM  

Did you know EQ6 should be at Houston and soon available to all. I love EQ5 and will update to 6.

Great idea a small quilt with just lettering. I have pages in my sketch book of signs from over 35 years ago.

Jenni 9:21 PM  

Or "a bucket of prawns in the midday sun" maybe?

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