IT'S HIP TO BE SQUARE
(Huey Lewis and the News)
Back to the humdrum after last week's tricentennial celebrations! It was fun though and great to share Julia's amazing achievement with everyone :-)
I seem to have made nothing but bags recently, which is fab but I needed something else to do...something easy and unchallenging. I'd bought a cheapo book off Amazon, Quilt as you Go, which I know is something that Mary Anne has done in the past. I like doing patchwork very much, but the quilting bores me to tears, so doing it in bite sized chunks appealed.
I took the charm packs bought with my Christmas fabric voucher and started to lay them out randomly.....
Lovely fabrics...but it just didn't do it for me. I've said it before, I don't enjoy 'random'...at all! So, I had a quick rethink....
And it was just better (for me, anyway!). The intention is to do different blocks of nine, some with darker colours at the corners and others with light....
...and then you quilt each block before joining them up. I like this technique a lot!! So much better than having to manhandle an enormous amount of wadding. It'll also give me a chance to play with the order of the completed blocks. This should keep me happy for a while :-)
Other squares featured today are:
I'm going to start blocking this little lot. I'm glad this project is nearing the end...it has been useful to use up ends of yarn, but again, I prefer it when there's a pattern and logic to the colours....very left brained of me! I'll make a blanket but don't know what I'll do with it; maybe there's a charity that needs one.
This was Gail's finished tote (she's received it, so it's safe to share)...
Apparently it's already full up with yarns and hooks...yay...happy dance!
And finally, Queenie Jeannie bought a Hooter off me (for Zoe's fundraising) and sent this Thank you card in return:
What a gorgeous, happy card...just perfect for Springtime. The sentiment made me laugh too. Thanks Jeannie, it's adorning my mantelpiece right now!
Have a great week xxxx