Hubby and I went to see the quilts at Malvern on Saturday. Well, when I say We I mean he took me and then happily sat and waited for me to finish, he is deeply involved with the sock knitting machine at the moment and is determined to learn kitchener stitch with the sock inside out, (working the purl bumps) and thought this would be an ideal opportunity. Even though I could take over he has listened to and watched my instructions and will not let me anywhere near his little pile of socks that need sewing up. So he sat happily in the car kitchenering and winding up sock yarn from previous sock knitting attempts which was lightly interspersed with coffee and cakes whilst I gallivanted around the show and enjoyed a couple of workshops. He seemed quite happy when I got back, almost jubilant with success one might say, learning kitchener stitch will do that to you every time.
Firstly I did a little light shopping, this is some fabric that I saw at another show at the end of the day when I was all shopped out. The memory of it has haunted me ever since and in that time I had found the perfect project for it. I have a large orange bag that I use for shopping at quilt shows now that rucksacks are banned and this bag was a freebie at another show and is slowly falling apart even though any holes are sewn up. I’ve never found the right bag to replace it and I came to the conclusion that it was time to make my own. And I think this will be the perfect print. It is printed on a canvass upholstery type weight.
I finished the piecing of the quilt for Mum this evening and have pinned the layers together, quilting starts tomorrow. Eeek!