I have grappled with it for a few days, and I've decided I'm going to do it! I'm going to participate in the fabric depression! No fabric for me this month. The reason I've not leapt for it, is because I ordered some fabric from Hancocks on the 21st of last month, and I anticipate it will arrive within the next few days. I'm not sure if that constitutes a breach of my 'fabric diet', but I figure, other than that purchase, I can do this! What do you all think, does that count as last month, or this month?? Thank you so much to Peach for the wonderful graphic!
Yesterday was quilt group, so I took along some hand piecing. We're allowed to bring our machines if we want to, but I feel it's so much more social to do handwork rather than tear along on the machine. Also, Bernie is soooo weighty, and I don't care much to lug her around! We have such a huge quilt group, that I would estimate I only know about one quarter of the women there. I don't know most of the women that attend the Wednesday group, and on the Thursday I go to, I only know about half. It's my mission to get to know all the ladies ... it's going to take me some time!
30's Dear Jane accompanied me along this week, and I managed to hand piece one of the simpler blocks. I made J4 - Adelaine's Apron Strings. It's a cute block. I don't think I hand pieced it last time, but I'm enjoying the hand work this time around.
Last night I did some machine quilting on the Dancing Dolphin quilt. I've used a variegated rayon thread in ocean colours, and I have quilted about two thirds of the main part of the quilt. I've outlined a little of the dolphin, and when I've done some more, I'll take a picture for you. I hope to get the rest of the quilt (apart from the dolphin) quilted today.