Once you are settled into your seat and everyone around you has stopped trying to jam their most important items into the box above your head, it is the perfect time to break out your little Quilt-tin and settle down to some quality time with your work. No phone calls or any of those other pesky interruptions to get in the way. Enjoy the moment!
It was all going so well, until a large patch of turbulance gave me some time to reflect on the merits of balancing the tin on my knee. I was glad of the magnets and velcro I had put into the tin to hold everything in place - but keeping the tin from the floor needed more concentration than I wanted to give it. Which set me to thinking about some improvements to this stitching on a plane business.
As I sat in my seat I pondered how to make things even easier and looked around to see what I could utilise. The fold down tray and its little hook are really about the only things I could see that I would consistently be able to make use of. As I had no paper I needed to make use of the handy sick bag to scribble on and draw the plan I came up with.
My idea is to create a small pouch arrangement to suspend from the seatback in front of you. I'm not exactly sure how it will turn out yet, but in a few weeks time I will be returning to the UK, so I will make a prototype of my idea and write another post to let you know how I get along with it. If you have any ideas or suggestions I would love to hear from you!
In the meantime, I couldn't resist posting a few more pictures of the beautiful animals we saw. Thanks for reading.
see my quilts in these magazines
Festival Of Quilts
Sew On The Go