Anyway they are healing nicely - can't believe how painful they were at the time. After 2 days of NO sewing whatsoever I was pulling my hair out. It was like a jail sentence really - lol !!
So once they were ok I couldn't wait to get going. I had started a border on the quilt I showed last and decided to carry on with it. I agonised a bit about measurements and so on but in the end everything came together well. Just a bit of creative ironing i.e a bit of stretching with the steam function on and they fitted fine. I love how this has turned out. The colours on the close-up picture are truer.
When I was cutting the triangles for the border I realised I would not have enough of the dark green with the oak leaves and acorns. I had a quick search on the net but turned up nothing. I debated whether to put out a search on www.missingfabrics.com but decided against it and used another different green altogether. I like how it looks. Have you ever seen that website ? Quilters add a little picture of the fabric they are looking for and the amount they need to finish off a quilt. Sometimes they want a fat quarter but I have seen ladies asking for 12 yards plus ?? I have never bought 12 yards of one fabric ever !!
I went today and bought a gorgeous piece of cream fleece to back this with and will baste it over the weekend. This one is definitely for me. Over the last 12 months I have lost a lot of weight which is great BUT I am always cold so this quilt will be my extra layer !!! That extra fat was keeping me warm - lol !
Whilst I was buying my fleece I got the embroidery threads for the Bareroots pattern. I am itching to do this. I have had some great tips already and I am looking forward to trying this out. As it is my first real attempt at this I bought the colours exactly as it says on the pattern. I am sure you stitchery ladies experiment with different colours but I'm playing it safe.
My sewing area is beautifully organised and I will take some pictures soon - running out of time now. My sister came to visit a few days ago and couldn't believe how much fabric I've got. Thats nothing I told her - there are quilters out there who have whole rooms full of fabric and mine is just a baby stash really. She is not a sewer and was not convinced - lol !!
Have a great weekend !