Another block almost completed for my MIL’s quilt. It’s a block that I found on Don’t Call Me Betsy website.
|Getting there ... a knitting picture block is next|
I’ve used selvage for the book titles and still need to sew around them as they’ve only been ironed on so far using sewable Heatbond.
I didn’t do the leaning book as I couldn’t be bothered … ok … I couldn’t work it out.
I’m going to embroider something profound below the bookshelf like “Reading is for the mind, what exercise is for the body” … “The sky is blue” … “We need oxygen to breathe on planet Earth” … ok … I don’t have anything profound to say …
… Except that I’m feeling a little frayed today. You see, I’ve just started cutting into my big batch of black and white Homespun fabric from Spotlight and the white Homespun is fraying, fraying, fraying!
Seriously, if it was a middle aged man it would be buying up big on hair loss treatment.
I usually cut all my fabric before I start sewing all the blocks together, but I’m having to change my process for this one and cut, sew, cut, sew as the poor white Homepsun is falling to pieces.
I’m beginning to wonder if I’ve got a dodgy run of fabric – ho-hum.
So I’ve got a few of the stripy blocks sewn and have put together one whole block. I was VERY pleased to see how the points matched … phew!
It’s my first time using the Strip Tube Ruler, so I’m pleased to report that we are getting on just fine.
Oh and I finished the ‘XO’ quilt … it’s happily in it's new home.
Quilted and bound in 2 days flat - new record for me - so it's official, I'm a fan of the QAYG technique!
As per usual, I was so eager to give this quilt to it's new owner that I didn't take any proper photos first! So these iphone shots will have to do.
Hope you're all having a productive WIP Wednesday? See you over at Freshly Pieced!