Well, it's been a funny old time in the All The Good Ones household. Dylan injured his knee at school - falling and colliding with a hunk of concrete, resulting in a largish gaping hole. We have spent the last couple of weeks being vigilant with the disinfectant and cover-up plasters... and finally we are seeing progress. Somewhere along the line the dog has had a recurrence of her breast cancer... with an ulcerated teat which we ended up getting removed. A very doped up dog came home from the vets... and after a couple of weeks of extra care, she is almost all better again. We've had an unveiling (a commemorative ceremony for unveiling a headstone), a celebration party for a dear friend who has asbestos-is, fundraising activities for Nadia's snow trip... mixed in the the normal work/school/home routines. I am officially knackered!
I've got a bit behind with my VQR sampler blocks. Monika has been making great strides, with another finish last weekend. This block is cool seen as an individual, but it creates a very interesting secondary pattern too...
I discovered that the units that were completed for my last block attempt ended up with very small seam allowances on these corner bits. So my sewing time was spent un-sewing the blocks that had caught up parts, and then undoing the other bits, so I could start over. I'll need to cut some slightly larger squares. Hmm. Oh well!
On the promising progress side of things... I have two whole corners FM quilted! Woohoo! This means I am over half way. I love CORNERS!!!
A little closer...
And just a reminder, the coloured stars have rustic hand quilting... I'm up to the stage now where I need to do some more hand quilting before I can do any more machine work.
One of the Craftsy classes I have had in my wish list had a sale... I just had to buy this Amy Gibson Irish Chain class, because I love this quilt. Simple. Clean. Gorgeous.
You may remember that I thought about using the fabric for this particular quilt pattern, but then had a coronary when I realised that it was constructed of 2" strips... no way, no how!