Wednesday, April 08, 2009

A little bit of progress.

Roger retires at the end of July.
He is using up accumulated leave and as much as I love having him home my routine has gone to pot!
I have done very little work with him home, but in his favour is the fact that we have been getting things together to do the garden this weekend. Could not have done that with out him home.
But today he is in work and out came the sewing machine ;0)

This is the continuing story of my quilted butterfly.
It now measures 1 metre square and I wonder how I let it get like that! But I think the hardest part is now over as regards it's size.

This part of it is now ready to be backed and finished and then I will work on two smaller flower quilts to hang from the bottom.
See my scribble below.

This is by far the largest piece I have done and it will practically cover the wall at the top of the stairs but I am enjoying it and have plans for a couple more large pieces.
Well as soon as I can get used to a man in my studio and a new routine.


JannArt said...

It's lovely. Can't wait to see the completed hanging. Your design is great.

MargaretR said...

Your butterfly quilt is coming along beautifully.
Don't worry about your DH retiring. We have been retired for 18 years now and I'm just getting used to it :)

StegArt said...

Happy to see you were able to do some sewing. I can relate to your predicament. Whenever my husband is home between jobs, my routine is so off!

Margarita Korioth said...

It is beautiful Alis. i wish you a wonderful Easter celebration.

tangled stitch said...

It's very beautiful and I love the colors and can't wait to see it finished!

Val said...

Your Quilt looks gorgeous Alis - what are you planning for the border of the main piece - quilting wise? Love your design sketch.

Chauncey said...

truly lovely Alis.

Ed retired this past year and it IS a change for sure. haha, that all I'm saying.

Linda D. said...

Beautiful, bet it will look wonderful when finished and up on your wall.
Know exactly what you mean about men changing your routine, having had Martin home for Easter and beyond - great having him around but so pleased he's back at work today so I can do some art again, lol!!!
Hope you manage to work out new routine once July arrives!!!