Monday, June 23, 2014
Cassie Cat likes it
I've finished the baby quilt top. It was a kit (given to me kindly by my quilting guru, Thimbleanna - http://thimbleanna.com/ ). This made it easier from the point of view of choosing the materials - they were all provided, as were somewhat gnomic instructions. On the other hand, I had to do the cutting out and when at one point I got this slightly wrong, I panicked in case there wasn't going to be enough material to finish it. However, the suppliers of the kit had kindly allowed a bit of spare for idiots.
I did struggle to get all the corners perfect(ish) but just resorted to ripping out and redoing on occasion. Several occasions. In fact, quite a lot. I'm sure Thimbleanna doesn't have to do this.
Yesterday there was an interview on the radio with David Blunkett (politician) and he said that he was "extremely proud" of various bits of legislation he'd got through. It made me think: have I ever done anything that I'm extremely proud of? Hmm. No. Well, there are the children, but I wouldn't claim to have "done" them. However, I'm quite pleased with the quilt top. Now I get to (hand) quilt it, which I enjoyed doing the last time. (My sewing machine and I are not best buddies. We maintain a grudging relationship.)
The quilt is not destined for any particular baby. Maybe I'll have to keep it for the first great-grandchild - whom I don't expect ever to meet, alas. But the relevant parent can tell her (I think it has to be for a girl, though possibly pink may have become totally acceptable for boys by then) that her ancient great-granny made it with love. And a certain amount of unpicking.