Pixie Post

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A quilt!

Hello, my name is Pixie, and I'm a quilt maker. Really, I can prove it.

Kitty has been helping of course.

It's a simple little four patch. I laid it out on the floor pretty carefully, but somehow the squares leapt all over the place before the stitches were completed, and despite my efforts there are places where two squares of the same fabric meet up. Hate that. See, even Kitty is glaring at one such spot. The squares leap around between sewing machine and ironing too. But as number one son said, "he's hardly going to say that's a terrible quilt, just because there are two chicken squares touching". Ahh, right. Oh, that's the boy that just had his 14th birthday by the way.

The quilting was going really well, until I broke my last needle. You shouldn't sew over safety pins.
But you probably knew that.
I've removed that stray thread that's in the middle of this picture, by the way.

I'm whipping this up for my Dad. He's about to turn 80. I reckon a lap quilt, with a nice cosy polar fleece back, is just what he needs. So far this has taken me 5 evenings. About 15 hours.

Work turned to crap. Time to look for another job kindof crap. I miss the Australian, but that's the way he wants it, or so it seems. I've had a sore back since May, and a cough and a cold that's also been around since May. I ran out of firewood. SIGH!

So, a quilt was in order, obviously. I needed to remind myself who I am. I had to force myself to get started, but I've really enjoyed this speedy quilt. I pulled all of the fabric out of my stash. That's why you have a stash after all. I enjoyed stroking all that fabric again. Maybe my sewing mojo is coming back.

And I'm going to Christchurch in a week and a half. Yes I am! Now that's someone something to look forward to.

I want to write a post about this. But I'm so bloody angry about it, I can't find the words. It's the kind of thing that polarises communities isn't it? and doubtless would attract hateful spam to my blog. It's a very strange thing, an election year, and what it generates.

Anyway, I love sewing. That's who I am. I am Pixie, who makes quilts.


Lisa said...

Hi Pixie, nice blog, found you coz I read Petite Anglaise as well, and not often you see NZ mentioned, I'm a kiwi living in Sydney who used to live in Wellington, nice to see some photos of home. My blog is givingbackgirl.blogspot.com - pop by if you have a spare mo. Lisa

Ali Honey said...

YES! You are a quilter. I love that. Your Dad will really enjoy (touching; snuggling; exploring) his quilt!

The Sagittarian said...

So, if I get to 80 I will finally get a quilt? :-)

meggie said...

Hi Pixie, Here to see your quilt! wonderful, & I have just been using 4patches too, to make a couple of kids I Spy quilts.
Sagittarian sent me, BTW.

Annie said...

Four patches are fabulous, like yours very much!

: )

Helen said...

Amazing! Your stash is the same as mine. Well, I have some of that fabric, and that one, and the other one as well :-)

I had a happier experience sewing over a safety pin. I posted some pics.

Wake up every morning and recite "I Am A Quilter!"