Wednesday 25 January 2017
I've decided to go ahead and make all the blocks still, but to be prepared to make a mini quilt if I have left over blocks from whatever layout I choose. The layout isn't yet a 'done deal' in my head!
Now it's time to embark on the final push - a set of 6" light blocks - I'm guessing that there must be about 50 to make, although I haven't counted them. Looking forward to them!
Hope that you are sewing in a happy way too!
Wednesday 18 January 2017
That plus finally getting rid of my cold are enough to cheer anyone up!
This is a 12 1/2" block - the third corner of the 365 ultimate sampler quilt.
Lots of fun to make, though! I'm still two months behind, but cheerful. I do enjoy these fiddly piecing projects, even if I could work harder at being accurate.
As I'm intending this to be hung on a wall I need to make sure that I've got the dimensions of the space I have available ready so that I can avoid stitching it together and then having to unstitch it! I just hope that I've got room to include all the blocks.....
As a total contrast, I lead one of a set of mini workshops at my quilting meeting - on freezer paper applique! Not what I've been working on this year at all, but I found that I'd got a lovely sample quilt from 14 years ago! Sometimes it's easy to forget how long I've been quilting for. Playing with thread and fabric is a big part of how I choose to spend 'me time' and has become part of how I see myself. Thank goodness that I have this fabulous world to indulge in and fabulous quilters to share it with. Thank you, one and all!
Wednesday 11 January 2017
The blocks to the right are 3 1/2" square. I counted, the top right one has 49 pieces in it - quite a lot in a small block!
I'm hoping for a little more sewing time this week, but only time will tell how the stamina is! My next target is the third corner block which is a 12 1/2" block. Now that I'm up to the November blocks I'm getting quite excited about them all!
Hope that your New Year is being kind to you and that you are managing to get plenty done!