Hot Messes!

Well, the craft fair is about 3 weeks away now.  Today I did nothing.  Well nothing sewing related anyway.  I have to buckle down and get some serious sewing in.  Also, my thesis proposal draft is due in 2 1/2 weeks.  I guess I should probably finish that too.  The sooner the better so I’m not stressing over that in the week leading up to the craft fair!

I was talking to Nova about favourite fabrics and I decided that I’m going to start saving squares from my favourite fabrics and once I’ve collected enough of them, I’m going to sew them all together in what I’m calling “A Hot Mess Quilt” because that’s what it’s going to look like. It doesn’t matter if the fabrics go together or not. What matters is that I’ll get a small piece of all of my favourite fabrics and I’ll get to save them forever in this crazy hot mess of a quilt. I’m not sure what size square I should hoard. I’ll definitely want to make sure I’m getting enough of each to show off the design so I suppose in some cases the squares will need to be fairly big. This should be interesting!

I patched together my first mug rug yesterday. Now I have to quilt it. I haven’t actually quilted anything before so this may also be a hot mess. Then I will bind it. I’ve never done that either. The theme will be “hot mess”. I want to finish it even though it’s not part of what I’m selling at the craft fair. Next year, if there’s a next year, I will have a lot more for sale and there will be a greater variety because I’ll have a lot more time to build up stock for it. If I was able to work a little more quickly I might have more to show for myself right now but then again, if I worked more quickly I might not finish things as well and I just can’t stand the thought of selling something that’s been sloppily finished.

Well, time to go watch some CSI Miami and eat popcorn and dream of spending my days sewing and my nights with David Caruso. Oh wait, that’s not a dream.


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2 Responses to Hot Messes!

  1. Haha…super funny post! I can’t wait to see your “Hot Mess Quilt”.

  2. Jen

    I’m sure it’s going to be awesome. And by awesome, of course I mean, a hot mess. 🙂

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