This is when my enthusiasm starts to wane. Most of the blocks are made - the fun part is over and now it's time to think about the layout and sewing it all together. At this point I can visualise a finished quilt draped over the bed, but there is still a long way to go.
To make sure this doesn't become another UFO I have cut out all the blocks but one. The plan is to sew one or two together each night.
While I'm doing this I'm thinking about the layout. Originally the plan was for an alternate block but I was so carried away playing with my fabrics, I've made enough blocks to do the top and back if I go with this option. This would mean selecting only my favourite blocks for the top but how to choose when they're all favourites!
It will have to be sashed. Sashings make sewing easy, there are no seams to match but finding just the right fabric can be tricky. I toyed with the idea of scrappy sashings but am leaning towards this print.
I guess the next question will be 'How wide do I cut the sashings?'
Fingers crossed I can finish the blocks, cut the sashings and sew it together before my enthusiasm is completely gone and a new project tempts me.
There were many things I should have been doing last weekend. The sun was shining and the weeds were waving in a gentle breeze. I looked at them, then looked at my fabric stash and you can guess which won out!
I often just skim the surface of my stash but I needed some yellow and blue and pink and red....
It's an old supper cloth and I've added the plates and hexagons. This is a lovely idea curtesy of Chris Jurd. It was loads of fun and very quick as I made sure to purchase a small cloth. By happy chance the design suited dresden plate pieces which filled in an area very quickly.
Digging around in my stash, I realised there were many favourite fabrics that needed to see the light of day.
The choice of block was easy, it's the one I used in the centre of the second twins quilt. I'm determined to use up whole scraps and not return any left over pieces to the stash, no matter how tempted I may be.
Guilt at my flourishing weeds and the chance to be outside in perfect spring weather did win out for a short time.
Sew Vintage is the fourth project in the Little Treasures Club. All the club projects have to be makeable in a three hour class.
Sue found some lovely buttons in her work basket and used them on her bag. Lyn came with her yo-yo made and a pretty flower. Both girls easily finished theirs with time for morning tea and show and tell. It's inspiring seeing them in the different fabrics.
The bag is great for using up your favourite scraps.
The pattern and kits are available from my on line store. Simply click on the links below.
Fabulous shopping at Viv's Sewing Heritage Collection. I could have happily spent all day there and yes I did buy the most divine wicker sewing box. I'm now wishing just about everything in this photo had come home with me!
I did most of my display on Friday with a little tweaking on the Saturday before the show started.
The samples, kits, patterns are packed and ready to be loaded into the car for the trip to Sydney tomorrow. Quilts on the Downs is on this weekend followed by a class at Pioneer Patchwork, Narellan on Monday.