Quilting has many good aspects, but it can't compete with knitting as a portable craft. It doesn't really lend itself to sitting in front of the TV - the whir of the sewing machine is a bit off putting.
Imagine my pleasure in discovering the delights of English Paper Piecing. I was seduced by beauties like this and in next to no time I was cutting up paper pieces, basting and sewing up my own little treasure.
There's something delightfully anachronistic about sitting in front on the TV, iPad beside me, handstitching away. I feel as if I should be wearing a bonnet and sighing over which suitable man will come to take tea with me.
I'm pleased to see that Clover design eminently desirable accessories for sewing as well as knitting. My sewing box promises to be as full of Clover bits and bobs as my knitting bag.