The goal to blog every day pettered out a bit there... as I got distracted by other non-sewing related activities... but I'm back!
Amongst other things, we have been reorganising the kids bedrooms, evolving Dylan from a bunk set to a queen sized bed. His room was never really decorated, it just had an assortment of furniture bought for other purposes that just ended up in his room. Well, that hasn't changed, but for one day at least, his bed looked tidy!
With it being winter time, he got several layers of blankets. As the layers went on, I thought it was a good time to take a photo of his first bed quilt, before it finally wears out. It also shows that even the single bed size quilts I make are BIG!
And he was lucky to get the Constellation quilt - I figured it was relatively indestructible with the dark background, but still bright and teenager like. He has made no comment.
In other news, I had a couple of fabric purchases arrive...
A lovely floral
A wide backing
|This photo covers roughly a A4 sized view of the fabric, so it's a large print as well as being a wide width.|
Some remnants that looked usable to add to the stash
And I visited my absolute favourite fabric shop (The Country Yard) and came home with some black and white prints
which I hope to add to this orphan block to start the process of making it into something larger
...and some boring old Off White Bella Solid to continue with my TATW blocks.
Today I managed to actually sew and get another couple of TATW blocks sewn... I'm really enjoying this whole experience.
First up I choose the three feature fabrics, two florals and a darkish neutral/tone on tone that compliment each other. This is the bit that takes forever.
It is starting to make an interesting pattern. Because I'm choosing one lighter floral, and one darker floral, I'm getting a light four patch in the centre of the dark chain, and a dark four patch in the centre of the light chain.
Don't you just want to eat them (well, if you were a fabric eating monster that is)???
|I wasn't 100% confident in this large spot as a low volume, but I do love the colours, so decided to just give it a go. I think it is OK in the grand scheme of things and will include it in several blocks.|
And I managed to get all the blocks sewn into rows for the VQR quilt, with sashing attached to two rows.
Now I just need to add a border sashing strip to the bottom... and then I just need to attach all the rows together... then I just need to border the last two sides and it will be a finished quilt top... actually, that's quite a lot of just need toooos.
And I got my BLUE RSC blocks for the month completed. Woot!
All in all... not a bad days work.