Sunday, 27 July 2008

Monkey fun

Okay, so the hand stitching was painfully tedious on those chick blocks. 2 down, 10 to go! But shoved to the back of the desk for now, until I can get my hands on some stuff called quilter's gluestick which hopefullly will keep those pesky seam allowances in place while I stitch everything down. The second block I did wa sthe one on the green background, and it was those funky little chicken feet that made me decide not to do any more without the glue.

So what's a girl to do, but start another quilt?! So here is the beginnings of my monkey quilt. I bought the fabric ages ago and had the plan in my head, just haven't had the time or motivation to get started. The rain today meant we had to sit inside so Austy watched his "Peepo" (Baby Classics) DVDs while I cut out. Then his favourite bit, he got sit on my lap to chain piece all the triangles together... well, half of them. I stuffed up with my cutting so have had to order more green fabric, luckily they still have it in stock. That's about as far as I got until he eventually had a sleep (after I threatened to throw both his DVD player and Justine Clarke CD in the garbage bin!) so I could take more care at trying to match up my triangles without trying to make room for him on my decreasing lap (due to the expanding belly).

This quilt will be the travel quilt for bub, only 1m square so it is not too bulky to carry around, and should be able to find a space that size on the floors of people's houses we visit. The chick quilt is quite a bit bigger so better off staying home.


Emma said...

Your HSTs look perfect! Quite a feat in itself, let alone with a boy in your decreasing lap!

Belinda said...

Gorgeous! The green looks fantastic with the monkey fabric.

Lily Mulholland said...

Well done Joy! Rom loves sitting on my lap sewing too (very hard at 38w!!)

One suggestion for Austy's sleep that worked for us when Romily was trying to junk hers - try lying down with him until he's asleep. You can then get up and get some quality sewing time in :) Unless, of course, you fall asleep yourself!

This really worked for us.