Wednesday, August 13, 2008

WIP Wednesday - Week 29 - I Spy a Squid Eye!

Well it has been an interesting 10 days to say the least. Mum has had what the doctors call a "mini stroke" and was hospitalized for a week while she was put through all kinds of tests to work out why. Everything came back clear, she is home now, has to have some physio and start eating more fish, but otherwise the same old Jules as always! Milly has broncolitis and is on antibotics, coughing like she has a 10 pack a day smoking habit! And Grace came home earlier this week uttering her first F word!!! They were singing the nursery rhyme Old Dan Tucker which she had heard on the Wiggles that morning. Funny I thought they were singing Old Man Tucker, anyway not to hard to work out what swear word rhmyes with tucker!

So amungst all that I got to put together some mini squid eyes. 28 of them in full, or rather 28 big, 28 medium and 28 little eyes. Used nearly a whole metre of visofix making these! Then I lay them out on the quilt, then started blanket stitching it.


If I ever make this again, the trick is to blanket stitch the eyes on the 6 inch squares before you sew the squares togther. Much, much simpler! I'm shoving this quilt through the neck of my machine on each turn and there are 3 times I have to blanket stitch each square! Thats whta you get for making up a pattern as you go along I suppose. Which is why I need more of the below fabric!

I'm putting out the call again! If you live in Australia and have this Fat Flat amunst your stash, love to do a swap with you. Just need a little bit more. Anyone??

10 comments:

The Humming Cat said...

I passed on the Tree of Happiness to you xx

The Humming Cat said...

And I love the Squid Eyes colouring.

AJ said...

Tree of Happiness????

Looking good Helen!!

Still no luck with the fabric!

Emma said...

Looking good, Helen! Wouldn't 20/20 foresight be handy?! I'll look on Friday for that fabric.

Cascade Lily said...

It's looking great Helen. What a big week. Let's hope Grace was educated on 'nice' words :)

Belinda said...

Its looking fantastic Helen. And sorry I checked my two local stores and they didnt have any of that fat flat. :( Good luck!

The Humming Cat said...

http://the-humming-cat.blogspot.com/2008/08/look-what-i-found.html

Found It!!

Ruth's Place said...

Love your squid eyes! Glad to hear that your mum is doing ok now too.

susan said...

loving the squid eyes! sorry not in oz and dont have any of that pretty fabric! hope you found some

Samantha said...

hope your mum is much better, and wow, do I ever love the squid eyes!