Monday, September 20, 2010
Welcome back to Melbourne
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!