Happy New year everyone. Another round completed.
The white quilt survived the wash, but due to my washing machine being ‘intelligent’ it weighs what’s in it & adjusts the amount of water it uses. Normally that’s great, but not if you’re trying to wash out the blue preprinted lines, they are still very faintly there, it really needs another wash. It can wait until the better weather.
This is the kit I used, it was really easy to do. You needed wadding , backing & quilting thread too. It’s just small running stitch & it looks stunning, I used a dark variegated purple thread, for a good contrast.
Finally, I’ve finished icing the Christmas cake, I still have a few bits to make as GF cakes don’t seem to keep that well.
Luna & I wish everyone a very happy Christmas.
Santa has his elves & I have Luna, normally she’s really good & generally walks round any fabric on the floor, but not today. I did eventually sort out the rest of the border
All the stitching is complete 😁. It’s in the washing machine 🤞🤞let’s hope the blue lines wash out & nothing shrinks 🤞🤞🤞🤞
Another round completed, we now have pink stars & hearts
I managed to sew the block together over the weekend. Now to cut the outer border & work out the order of all the 4 inch squares I cut, back to reading the instructions.
I really loved the look of the solar flare quilt, shown on Tula Pinks update, I showed it to Mum & she brought it for me. I haven’t paper foundation paper pieced for a while. It was lovely to get back into it.
This is the first set I made, I soon got back into the swing of folding, cutting & pressing.
So that’s the big square blocks done, on to the smaller ones
These blocks are triangles, so together they make quite nice squares.
So with 4 of each block made, a large quantity of squares cut, 2 from each fabric & some borders cut.
It’s time to start thinking about construction. Time to grab a coffee & read though the next lot of instructions.
A little bit more progress on my English paper piecing project.
My paper piecing is slowly growing, adding small pentagon next, I’m not sure if I should finish the stars before adding the next bit or just work my way round. I have a while to think about it.
Finished piecing my tumbling blocks quilt, no new fabric purchased😇, so my stash is a little smaller😁.
I’m not a machine quilter, so it has joined the slow lane, of hand quilting.