Sunday, January 4, 2009

I need a good talking to!

I don't know what's possessed me. While I should be devoting all my attention to completing The English Quilt, with its gorgeous roses and scrappy blues.....

...I find myself dividing my time between The English Quilt and Bonnie Hunter's Double Delight Mystery Quilt, an opportunity to use up some of my oldest and ugliest fabrics by chopping them up into tiny snippets and hiding them in a quilt of thousands of pieces!

Bonnie's been posting each step of the Mystery on her Quiltville website since New Year's Eve, but only the most determined quilters - and those not given to such frivolous diversions as eating and sleeping - could have kept up with her.

Here are some of my fabrics ready for sewing part 1. Not my favourites at all, but Bonnie's website holds out the delicious promise of creating a silk purse out of a sow's ear (so to speak)!

Am I being ever-so-sensible and budget-conscious in clearing out these useless over-stayers from my stash?

Or have I just been swept up in the enthusiasm of hundreds (thousands?) of quilters world-wide, all working on Double Delight at the same time?!?!

(Lynda, Marilyn, La Vella, Pennie, Jane, Prue, Gail, Stephanie, Julie, Jeannie and Pamela are doing it too! - to name just a handfull!)

Back to my sewing machine....

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