Monday, September 20, 2010

Welcome back to Melbourne

It's taken me close to ten days, but I am FINALLY over the jetlag from India. Who'd have thought four and a half little hours could make so much difference? Not me, until I couldn't drag myself out of bed before 11am when I got home, which is unheard of.

You might be thinking that the first thing I did when I got home was start sewing, and you'd be right. And it would be logical to think that I ploughed straight into the 91 metres (yes! 91 metres in total!) of fabric I bought in India and posted home - but that would be slightly off the mark.

In fact I've spent the last week washing my 91 metres of fabric and hoping for it to dry in this cold, cold weather. When they make material in India they absolutely saturate it with dye, so it's imperative to do a warm water wash before you make anything, to get rid of the excess and ensure you don't accidentally dye other clothes or fabrics the first time you put your new thing into the wash. So, ten thousand tonnes of laundry later - and I'm still not quite finished, I have all the yellows and oranges to do yet - I am looking forward to breaking out my new scissors and using them with gay abandon on the new stash.

In the meantime though, while I was tapping my feet impatiently and drumming my fingertips as I hoped for more sun, I made this quilt. It's called Tangerine Dream, and I love it. Off to the Etsy shop you go, little quilt!

5 comments:

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

That is one gorgeous looking quilt!

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh the oranges are divine, what a gorgeous colour inspiration. Love Posie

Jennie said...

I am not going to ask about the grey water set-up for your washing machine. I am going to imagine 91m of fabric gets washed by the happy tears of fairies.

Heather said...

91 meters of fabric! That equates to a lot of quilts, soft toys, pillows and other fabric-goodies. I hope your sewing machine is up for the challenge. Enjoy using your fabric.

Isabella Golightly said...

So glad you're home, back into the stitching and extremely jealous of the 91, yes, 91 metres of fabric - plus very glad to hear it all arrived; my friends who lived in Mumbai for a while told me lots of horror stories about the Indian Postal Service, so I'll be happy to tell them they were all wrong!