It looks bloody enormous at the moment but keep in mind every single piece will lose 1/4 around the edges. All very time consuming, the only tricky part so far has been ensuring everything stays in the exact order i need them!
With this done that brought my current WIP total to 4 quilts... To be honest this kind of got me down a bit during the week, I mean, 7 weeks into 2011 and I've still not finished anything yet! I get very frustrated sometimes not being able to get things done, and the things done are done in what seems like twice as much time as it should take. I know its the same for everyone, most people feel at some point that they aren't getting time to do everything they want to get done. But for most people this is due to work commitments, parenting commitments etc - not cos they cant stay awake for long enough!
|Valentines day not entirely without a cuddle!|
Having sewn nice (ever so slightly wonky) lines to grid around all the blocks, I decided to do a teeny bit of detail around my favourite framed blocks, so I marked off an inch around each corner (half an inch away from the edge) and used one of the supermachines fancier stitches in between.
Keeping things simple I just did some straight-ish lines on the first of the zigzag quilts
Just before I go, in the spirit of passing on good deals found, here are what I think are two good ones.. First, Pink Chalk Fabrics Monthly Solids Club which for me has worked out to the equivalent of about £1.40 (that includes shipping) per Fat Quarter for 8 co-ordinated solids, which can and will include designer solid ranges (which can often retail for anything between £1.50 - £3.50 per FQ, NOT including delivery) delivered to my door every month! Woohoo!
Secondly, a certain web/mail order "french" fashion retailer I wont name cos I would not want to give them free advertising is doing a great sale on flannel duvet covers, one of which would easily provide at least two cosy flannel crib size quilt backs, and give you left overs. Lovely colour selection too...
Must go, WIPs to finish - so many ideas for new quilts to start!