Posted on | November 17, 2012 | 12 Comments
I seem to be in the middle of so many projects at the moment. That’s fine as long as it all leads to finishes. I am about to have a basting weekend. I have several small quilts that need to be sandwiched ready for quilting, so my trestle table is out and ready for work.
I have been making these 3D Bow Tie blocks using charm packs from Deb Strain‘s Fresh range. I can remember buying these packs a while back because of the lovely fresh colours, so the name is appropriate.
I have nearly completed all the blocks to this stage and am looking forward to playing with the layout.
I have also pieced a very simple mini quilt. I am going to have a go at hand quilting this one using a lovely variegated thread from Cottage Garden Threads. Now those who know me well will be rolling around laughing at this stage because I have never done any quilting by hand. All I can say is I am starting sensibly as the mini only measures 50 X 50 cm. So maybe I do have a chance of finishing it!
When I was in Spotlight recently I saw this very cute Summer Christmas fabric. I only bought a fat quarter of each so had to really juggle how to use it. I have made it into a table cloth to use outside. I will trim and tidy it up and then add the backing. I am thinking of not putting any wadding in it so will have to see how it looks before sewing it together.
I thought this could look lovely outside on a table in the garden.
Well, that’s my weekend planned out. Hope you have some stitching time, too.