Friday, 29 August 2008

Fungly, fabric and swaps (109)

At last, a 'Fungly'! I've been noticing several fungly quilts on people's blogs and thought that I didn't have the time to join in at the moment; then I realised that the quilt I've been making as a leader/ender project well and truly qualified. The 4patch blocks are the last of the first set I made and then discarded for the Orange Crush mystery, then there are loads of strip/crumb blocks and part of the sashing and border fabric is some of the ugliest material you could find. It came as part of a job lot I purchased over the internet. Once finished, it will be donated to the Nursing Home where my mother-in-law now lives - as long as they can find someone with poor eyesight, or who's a bit 'away with the fairies' I'm sure it will be much appreciated.

I had a follow-up appointment about my knee today, and he doesn't really know why it keeps collapsing - the MRI didn't show much. So I shall have some physio, and doubtless there'll be loads of exercises that I will have to push myself to do, and if that doesn't work he thinks he might 'have a look' - by which he means stick one of those mini-cameras in and have a poke about. Huh!!

After that, we went into Hobbycraft to pick up some wadding. I had no intention of buying any fabric, but they were having a clearance and had some of their fabric knocked down to less than one third of the original price, so what can you do? My mind went a complete blank of course, couldn't think of what I might need, but bought several pieces for backings.

I've discovered a fundamental flaw with doing swaps - you work away like a maniac, but can't show anything on your blog - or at least that seems to be the convention. But why? My
partners don't know who I am, so it will still be a surprise even if they have seen it on my blog. Ah, well, who am I to buck tradition. So I will just satisfy myself with a few sneaky pics of my current projects. 

14 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

'tis a draw back of various "swap rules" to keep things quiet and unpublished... I don't think I'd care if I were receiving something and I'd seen it online but hadn't known it was to be mine...

Amelia said...

Pretty fabric you picked up on the marked down table.

You were sneaky (but smart)in just showing a small portion of the swap projects.

Take care and enjoy the weekend.

Julie said...

Someone will be very lucky to receive your stithery in a swap. The sneak peeks are so pretty. Your fungly quilt is great.

Anita said...

Isn't it funny how something by itself isn't appealing, but put it with something else unappealing and the whole thing works well together. I'm sure whoever gets this quilt whether they can see well or not will love it. If you just have to show someone what you have been up to you can email me and include the picture as an attachment. lol

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oh dear....your "poor eyesight" crack and "away with the fairies" line brought me laughing close to tears!!! That's just too funny, Amanda! However, your quilt looks just great. Isn't it TRULY amazing how a quilt can just be down-right ugly in our eyes, yet with all the time and heart put into it, we quilters still truly appreciate the final product?!? A donation to the nursing home sounds like the perfect resting spot for it.

And....Amanda, do you NOT know about the universal "fabric store" virus? Seriously---it's VERY contagious--to ANYONE entering a fabric store... buytoomuchingitis . So, next time, please be very carefully NOT to catch it.

Tracey said...

Great quilt Amanda
I have a hobbycraft near by in sheffield, but its a shame they dont have a web page to order on line, but the web page they have is only a look at what they stock,
I just wish i could get out more,
Take care

Brenda said...

Whoever receives your quilt will love and cherish it; I think it is quite pretty and charming! Great find on the fabrics. Your stitching projects are wonderful.

Lynn said...

I sure wouldn't mind seeing a swap on a blog - after all you don't know who it's for till it arrives. The fungly will be welcomed by someone I'm sure. It's made with happiness and good humor - plus it's warm - that's what counts.

Candace said...

If you're going for Fungly, you'll have to do worse 'better?', I like it. I'm sorry the Dr. didn't say this is what your knee needs, its easy and quick to fix. That would be lots better than 'I don't know'.
Your fabric is pretty and as usual your stitcheries are beautiful, and whoever gets them will be lucky and surprised.

Jo-Anne said...

Hello there! I love your "fungly" quilt although I am not familiar with the word. It must be a British word that I didn't pick up on despite my several years of living there as a child!! :):):)
And I know how difficult it is to pass up a good clearance sale. I just stay out of the shops anymore, just in case.
Your swap pictures are such a tease...I can't wait to see the finished project!!
HAve a lovely weekend!

Tanya said...

Isn't that the way with buying fabric. When there is a sale my mind goes blank and I can't even remember what it was that I was planning on making or was already making! I guess I need to keep a perpetual list in my schedule book. Hope you don't have to go poking into that knee.

Kay said...

I just love looking at all your quilts. I just marvel at your creativity.

Rhonda said...

How fun... great Fungly quilt!

I enjoyed your little peek of the swaps... Can't wait to see the reveal.

Vickie said...

your quilt is lovley.I hearyou about the don;t show a pic of what your making for a swap....but it keeps minds wondering for all who read your blog just to add a sneak peek...
cheers Vickie