I'm pleased to report that the bottom border was finished, and has been attached!
|The innner design is from Gail Pan's Bluebirds & Berries BOM as per the pattern, I've designed the blue applique border to enlarge the quilt to a useable bed size, using elements from other areas of the quilt.|
|All of the fabrics used (excluding backgrounds) were in the scrap department...|
The Japanese ladies backing/basting is another matter.
I had a plan so cunning you could pin a tail on it and call it a weasel... sorry, the only Blackadder quote I know. Unfortunately the weasel got away as the fabric I purchased for the purpose of backing this quilt was not long enough. A bit of creative piecing eventually resulted in a piece big enough for the backing.
|Did this really take me all morning?|
This pinky toned fabric is just too cute.
After laying out all my pieces of batting, I realised there wasn't enough to cover the quilt. So this has now been folded up and put away pending a shopping trip. No basting today.
In other news, Saturday was stitch and chat day at my place... I knuckled down and bound this small quilt that has been sitting around for simply ages. Does anyone remember it?
It disappeared off with Charlotte to be donated to the local maternity unit.
And today since I didn't end up basting, I reassessed my Seeing Squares progress, and decided to cut my losses... it's just not turning out how I imagined it... and turn it into a maternity unit quilt too.
Now I'll have to think about what I want to get done this coming week. Hmmm... what shall I choose?