Possibly this happens to most families during the holidays but I had a day of total parental fail yesterday - everyone was best described as very tired and emotional. Today was much more successful. Firstly, I made some progress on the Siblings Together quilt, and have begun turning my amazing collection of fabrics donated by Patchwork Queen into this:
There were some 6.5 inch squares in the bundle, along with some 3 inch ones, and other pieces of fabric of different sizes. All are beautifully co-ordinating (lucky that I had the benefit of PQ's skill) and I love the effect you get from throwing the various fabrics together in different ways, so my current plan is to make lots of 5 inch blocks in different combinations. The left over fabric is being sent off to be made into granny squares for another quilt.
None of the fabric I had already went happily with this lovely bundle, so I'm not adding it in to the mix here but wonder instead whether I may be able to make a second quilt, probably for a teenage boy, as I thought they might be under-represented.
We also had a lovely time with a friend who is studying textiles, learning to do screenprinting
and to work with disperse dyes which you paint on paper and then iron on to your fabric:
The gekko is by Sprog 1. Pretty good, I thought! I'm looking forward to playing with this more.