Is it safe to come out now? I was going to post yesterday, but competing with the SMS Giveaway day is a very bad idea!
The blocks started rolling in and I knew I was on to a winner. Even Gordon was impressed!
When it came to piecing the blocks, I had this idea of making a medallion style quilt and added a border of wonky crosses
So far so good. I chose two fabrics from the Henley range from Makeower for the backing and binding
and off I trotted to quilt it. That's when the trouble started. Firstly I chose the wrong thread - a variagated which I just didn't like - which had to be unpicked. I continued with a yellow Aurifil thread, but then the machine started playing up. I lost count of how many times I had to unpick it, and how many threads I had to bury. I did put it down and walk away many times, but I persevered, and as always, it's worth it in the end.
I even did a bit of hand quilting inside each block - it looked a bit amateurish when I saw it closeup, but you know, when it's washed and on the settee, you don't see that.
I'm looking forward to Stitch Tease 3 which will be starting again next month (sadly without Helen). Now I wonder what I can ask for this year......................?
Oh and lest I forget, I can clam another finish for this quarters FAL.