Life on this side of the world has been plagued with load shedding. Sadly it is NOT the losing of weight kind!. On a daily basis we have no electricity for between 2 to 4 hours and this has been causing havoc on my sewing machine time. So if you have been following me for a while you must have noticed I have been knitting a lot, well now you know why.
During the time that I have had electricity, I sewed up a simple quilt using mainly Kaffe Fasset-, one or two Amy Butler- and Brandon Mably fabrics.
I must admit I’m a bit of a Kaffe Fasset “groupie”. Looking at my book collection I have about 10 of his books and of these 2 are signed copies. I had the privilege of meeting him at the Birmingham Quilt festival in England on two occasions.
Needless to say I have a good collection of his fabric. I pulled out 21 fat quarters, not using any of his patterns but using my throw pattern from this blog, I managed to make a 1.8m x 2.10m (70½” x 82½”) I found a 5m (4.5yards) piece in my stash and used it as the backing fabric. I quilted it with straight diagonal lines and sewed the binding on using my sewing machine.
Well I’m off to go exercise, hopefully I can “load shed” some of the fat kind. 😉