Thursday, 6 December 2007
A Finish !
I have just put the finishing stitches in the braid quilt for the in-laws. Not like me at all to be so ahead of myself. I'm usually stitching something at midnight on Christmas Eve. Still got a few other things I want to make by then so theres still time yet. No need to get smug -lol !!
The borders on this came out a little wavy but that's ok - I won't obsess about it. Don't know how it happened but it's not too noticeable unless you're a quilter.
The reason I got this finished so soon was because I bought myself a little gift this week and wanted to play with it. I bought these -
I don't own a lot of these template sets but decided to treat myself to this as I think I will get a lot of use out of it. It would have certainly come in handy to make these blocks for Patricks quillow ( which will be finished in time for Christmas )
I dug some 1930's prints from my basket and made these. I have loads of these fabrics as you may know I started a Dear Jane quilt with these and changed my mind some way in. Now the braid quilt is done I have given myself permission to experiment with these. I have some ideas for sashing which may or may not work - will see ! I have a friend whose daughter is expecting her first baby early in January and she could have this if the baby is a girl. If it's a boy - who knows ?? I want to add lots more different prints to this - scrappier the better !
At the moment I'm in Postman stalker mode as I know my SSCS gift is on the way to me. Will I wait til Christmas to open it ? No way - I have no willpower - lol !!