Just a quick catch up.
When I am not sewing at the moment, I am hovering over the oven, watching the timer. Two Christmas cakes, and two Christmas puddings later, I feel like I can just sew for a few days.
The last two quilts are for my children, and since they don’t read my blog, I can reveal at least a little of one of the quilts before the big day.
Daughter #1’s quilt is a crazy 9 patch, sort of. It’s what happens when you make a crazy 9 patch, then sew one set of strips the wrong way on to the block. It actually added to the feel of the quilt, so I left it. Okay, I couldn’t face unpicking all those blocks….so I decided it was a design feature. Nobody has picked up on it so far, so all is good.
Daughter # 2’s quilt is a collection of all my 5 inch squares cut from the Recycling Centre fabric picked up earlier in the year. All summer she takes a towel outside, lies it in the shade, and reads a book. Then puts the towel in the wash, for you know who to wash.
So, this is a picnic rug of sorts, purely selfishly made so I can avoid washing excess laundry when I would rather be relaxing reading a book, and nibbling Christmas cake. The quilt top is mostly finished, but I am dithering over whether to include a border. Any ideas on the best size for a picnic quilt?
Linking up with WIP Wednesday, Lets Bee Social and Scraptastic Tuesday.