Not at the same time, but that could be arranged!
Apart from battling a rather nasty flare up of acid reflux, I have been mostly dressmaking recently. Not actual dresses yet, as I don’t wear them that often. I’ve really been sucked into sewing with jersey, and making stretchy tops, as I wear these almost every day, especially in the summer.
My favourite pattern is the Agnes top by Tilly and the Buttons – wearable, easy to put together, and easy to customise. Here is my latest version, made in heather coloured cuff ribbing, with long sleeves:
I’m hoping this will be perfect for those spring days that are too warm for jumpers but just too cold for short sleeved tops.
Never fear, I have been quilting though! I’ve been working on an applique project for next term’s classes. This is where the butterflies come in – a butterfly meadow made from a charm pack:
Here is a butterfly in detail:
I’m planning to add antennae to make them a bit more realistic, but I do want a silhouette effect, so I don’t want to add too much.
I quilted the whole panel before putting the applique on. This was good in that I could quilt all over without worrying about avoiding the shapes, but it did make adding some of the longer grasses a bit more difficult. When I quilted the panel, some of the squares shrunk a bit, so some of the joins between the squares didn’t match up any more.
I will put the panel up again when it is done.