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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Be-twist and Between

What’s a girl to do on Saturday when there hasn’t been a roll of the dice early in the week to let me know what UFO to work on?  I had finished stitching the binding on my new quilt, added the label, took some photos and wrote a blog about it.  What can I do now, without upsetting my “roll the dice” campaign, which incidentally, always (or like this particular week, sometimes) happens on Monday morning?

I know, I’ll work on that summer skirt I’ve been meaning to make for sometime.  It’s been cut out and put away for ages.  The pretty autumn hued leafy fabric was purchased on our trip to Australia from the Aboriginal Fabric Gallery in Alice Springs, and I purchased enough to make a skirt.    I suspect that they are gum leaves, but I’m happy to be corrected.  Read about my visit to this lovely quilt shop here.

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Cotton quilting fabric for my new skirt

The pattern used was nothing too fancy, just a simple summer skirt with an elastic waist band.  It didn’t take too long at all to stitch up, and will be nice and cool to wear now that the weather has changed yet again.  We have gone from the torrential showers of yesterday, to hot, muggy and sticky temperatures today – rather like Aussie, actually.  No two days seem to be the same lately.

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My new summer skirt

With that extra bit of sewing accomplished, I’m looking forward to rolling the dice again on Monday morning.  Wonder which UFO I’ll get to work on?  I’ll just have to wait and see what number comes up.

11 comments:

Nancy J said...

Your skirt is lovely, and your quilt, truly beautiful.

Janice said...

A nice quick finish. I hope you get lots of wear out of it.

Maria said...

Yes they are very nice Gum leaves Jenny and the fabric looks great as a skirt.
Enjoy wearing it..

Kate said...

Such a pretty skirt, Jenny. You chose beautiful fabric for it.

Tired Teacher said...

Nice job! I like the fabric: it works perfectly as a skirt.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh its lovely Jenny. Nice to see a touch of Aus there xx It is a great shop.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Jenny, your Hearts in Bloom quilt is so beautiful and I love how you have such sweet memories associated with stitching it. I've been thinking about making a skirt or tunic top; maybe this will be the inspiration I need. Love your skirt and of course the pinkish leaves are my favourite.

loulee said...

Summer skirts seem to be the thing. I have two made, waiting for elastic!!
Love your fabric.

Jenny said...

Sad but true - but I need to have elastic waistbands these days!

desertskyquilts said...

Great fabric, and a great style! I like that a lot, and I see nothing wrong with elastic waistbands. They are comfortable!

Sandra Walker said...

Ooh gorgeous fabric!! Looks a wonderfully cool skirt and very feminine.