Slowly but surely I began to patch together a set of blocks and finished this little lap quilt recently. It's backed with some pink fleecy and has a small amount of hand stitching in each square to keep the layers together.
Yesterday the weather turned cold and wet again so it was perfect sewing weather and I grabbed my second pile of 9 squares and got to work finishing the second lap quilt. However after an hour or so I realised that I had the wrong pile...this one was made of what looked to me like dowdier fabrics and it hadn't even been trimmed to make all the blocks the right size. By this time I'd invested so much effort that I pushed on regardless and here's the finished top which I will backk with some leftover blue fleecy. I know the blocks don't line up evenly but I still like the finished top...
It's fascinating to look at both of them and see bits of fabrics from long finished bags and cushions etc. And I still have another set of blocks for another quilt ;).
Next project I must get on with is my hand-pieced hexagons, started 18months ago and meandering along very, very slowly....I am going to take the bull by the horns with this one and cut it to make a cover for a my favourite big cushion on the settee...my knitting cushion!
|The front shows my love of flowers. There are fabrics here from Japan, Canada and the US as well as Australia.|
|I tried to use as much of the fancy stitching on the shirts as possible.|
Do you enjoy sewing or quilting? I also have many patchwork cushions and shopping bags in my photos so will show you them another day.
Joe is off to Camera Group today so I'll have some lovely local photos for you tomorrow.
Hope your week is treating you well,
Love from Sue