I have madness most days, so there is nothing really special about Midweek Madness, I just needed my title to be an alliteration for some reason and I couldn’t think of anything more appropriate. I have been in my sick bed for a few days, and only just ventured out this morning to witness a change of season.  It’s blustery and rainy out, quite out of character for Adelaide. I like rain, I don’t mind walking in it and getting (slightly wet) or totally wet, if I don’t have to sit for ages in the soaked clothes.  I would jump in more puddles if it were more socially acceptable and the idea of kissing (like real smooching) someone I care about in the pouring rain is totally awesome 🙂

But it’s still unusual for Adelaide.

When I dragged myself out of bed this morning I added the sashing strips to my Endless Summer project (maybe slightly appropriate considering the weather change). As usual my corner posts do not line up with my blocks. I did toy with the idea of unpicking them and attempting to get them to line up closer than they do, but I don’t really want to. I hope that my accuracy will get better and better the more sewing I do, and that ultimately when I attempt quilts like this one, all the dooflickeys will match and the points will touch and everything will look lovely.  Today I decided to channel someone I heard at the Adelaide Craft Show last year (her name escapes me, but I know she designs fabric for a Japanese company and that her first 2 books which the publisher won’t let her re-print for some reason, sells for mucho mega bucks when selling on ebay). The quote I remember was “pick busy prints and you won’t notice when your points don’t line up”. Unfortunately my white on white print with green cornerstones do not fit into the busy prints category. I am leaving this one to, I’m learning and I won’t be perfect for a while yet, and (hey deal with it Q!) I may never be perfect.

Endless Summer Sashed

Endless Summer Sashed

There is a thin inner border and wider outer border that will get added before the top is finished. (Actually the sashing doesn’t look as bad as it is in the photo). Trust me, it’s bad!

I haven’t done much other sewing as I have been hiding and feeling sorry for myself in bed, but I did add to my hexagon flowers.  You can do them in bed!

Hexagon Flower Number 2 - 1inch Hexagons

Hexagon Flower Number 2 - 1inch Hexagons

Hexagon Flower Number 3 - 1inch Hexagons

Hexagon Flower Number 3 - 1inch Hexagons

Hexagon Flower Number 4 - 1inch Hexagons

Hexagon Flower Number 4 - 1inch Hexagons

The last one still has two unstitched seams, but I thought it wanted its own photo anyway!

Also, I introduced my sister-in-law Rachel’s blog the other day, well Rachel has a new dolly on her website. This one was made for her sister Chantel who has Angelman’s Syndrome and she talks about her wonderfully brilliant idea about doll’s -for-the-rest-of-us-. Go look at Rachel’s latest post and read about the new dolly!