that's one of my mum's favourite sayings when something unexpected happens - lol !
All those squares are now a top. Took a bit of doing - starting off in one corner with one square and working my way to the other corner - strips getting bigger and bigger. I think the longest strip had 45 squares. There is probably some easy-peasy way of strip piecing this that takes about 2 hours from start to finish and if there is - I DON'T want to know about it !!! Such a lot of pressing in this and I even used PINS - something I don't often do. I worked out there are 1011 squares in this .
Here it is in it's just completed state
and here it is with borders.
I loved how it looked without borders and dithered for a while as to whether to leave it like that but in the end I added quite a bright pink inner border and used some scrappy bits for the outer and in the end I was glad I did. It's a better size now.
I won't quilt it yet - it's on the pile.
But I am preparing a quilt at the moment ready for hand-quilting during the winter. I will show you that next time.
I bought a quilting magazine a couple of weeks back and there was a picture of a new range of fabric that I loved. I am trying hard not to buy much new fabric but I had to have this.
This features 2 things I love - owls and apples. Strange but true :-)
And lastly a bit more cross-stitch. I have signed up for a few swaps and this will end up in one of them I think.
There is so much inspiration out there on the net - we are very lucky - this little chart was a freebie although I can't put my finger on it at the moment to let you know where I got it. If I find it I will add it later.
Bye for now xx