Wednesday, 8 February 2012

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday? #140

The short answer is, “Not much!” Well not much in the way of actual projects anyway. My desk is just not big enough when I am sewing and I have to resort to the kitchen table and my big cutting mat on the lounge floor.

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I’ve been brave and unfurled that lovely jelly roll. It was looking a bit dishevelled, which is why I got it for £15, rather than the usual price, which would be almost double that.

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All the strips have been ironed and I’m in the process of trimming off the frayed edges, ready to cut the pieces for my quilt top. I’ve decided on a pattern now, but it’s in a book I borrowed from the library and somebody has requested it. How dare they?! I’ve ordered my own copy now and I can crack on as soon as it arrives.

The desks are multiplying each week and I just can’t get round them all any more. I have a core of regulars that I visit each week and I also try to get to a few extra desks, which I pick at random. So if I haven’t visited you for a while, I’ll be turning up again before long. Go and say hello over at Julia’s, if you fancy sharing yours.

22 comments:

Karen said...

Those fabrics are so pretty, lots of lovely colours and patterns :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #90

Sian said...

I'm always happy when I hear of someone else who likes to spread out on the floor! (Just as long as there is no ironing on the floor..tried that once as a student. Melted the carpet..)

Sandra said...

How dare they order the book you've got ... people have no idea, do they :lol: ... I will say these are the most gorgeous colours of fabrics Fi.

Are we going to see a picture of the quilt you've chosen to make?

Twiglet said...

Gorgeous little fabric strips - will love to see what you make with it. x jo

Mary Ann said...

Lovely fabric...I haven't managed to visit all the desks yet either...just too many:)

Lisa-Jane said...

I do a similar thing with the desks too! Seeing that jelly roll opened up and all that lovely fabric and I am itching to get stitching again!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Gorgeous fabrics - what a lovely selection. You've got so much more patience than me to tackle a project like that!
It's going to be fab :)
Hugs, LLJ #56 xx

Wendy said...

Wonderful material, can't wait to see what you create with them.

Gwen said...

The jelly roll is fab...full of gorgeous colours. I must be a little sad as I like the frayed edges...have fun with your quilt...I can't wait to see it so I hope you post up a picture.
xx 160

Anne-marie said...

Those fabrics are gorgeous look forward to seeing what you make, have a fab week
Anne-marie x no 141

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great fabrics!

Thank you for sharing. :)

Maggie xx
#178

sandee said...

All that talk about ironing and cutting frayed edges just wear me out! lol Can't wait to see your continued progress! Waving Hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love your fabrics--can't wait to see the finish product.. thanks for peek

michele x153

CraftygasheadZo said...

The fabric is lovely. Thanks for sharing & enjoy this week's WOYWW. I've been nosing at lots of desks in my attempt to visit everyone. Zo xx 83

505whimsygirl said...

Oh, I'm loving all the fabric!! At first I thought it was papers and then when I read "jelly roll" I knew. I've seen these at JoAnn's and since I don't sew I just look and love but don't purchase. Now I know what I can do with them -- make roses!! They are probably cut the right width already.....

Happy WOYWW
Kay
#129

Danielle said...

Pretty fabric! Hope you get your book in soon. Have fun making your quilt! dani13

Lisa said...

beautiful fabric good luck with finishing it.

alexa said...

Such lovely fabric - just scrummy! Good luck in the making ... You will let us see, won't you?

Sarah said...

That roll is just gorgeous on it's own - love the look of fabrics and designs like these! Thanks for letting us look in and peek at your desk... Sarah at 7...

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, I often pick up and moon over the possibilities of a jelly roll ( I don't sew quilt!!), I think the prices are steep to remind fools like me that buying one doesn't mean it'll get a useful life!! Can't wait to se your quilt top now, the fabric is just lovely.

Angie said...

I agree ...there are too many to get round ...I have a core group I always visit ...I always visit those that drop by my place ...and then if I have time I drop by a few more but always finish on a Friday evening ...late.
Fantastic bargain jelly rolls... looking forward to seeing the quilt ...one day lol xx

Bridget Larsen said...

I take my hat off to quilters,I cant quilt to save my life, hope you get to share with us every week the progress
Bridget #51