Yes I have made giant leaps and strides in sewing this quilt top since last I mentioned it! Amazing what kidfree time can do for you.
We started back here (envision some flashback waviness and appropriate music if you like).
And boy was that a mammoth cutting session. Now I remember why I tend to just cut a few blocks at a time!
Zip lock bags are your friends. Especially when they have Mr Men characters on them. Mr Happy - appropriate no?
I wish I had noticed at this stage that I had cut and sewn some of my 3" strips as 3.5" strips. That was incredibly annoying when I came to putting it altogether (yep I unpicked, recut, resewed. Maybe I'm becoming a real quilter? wait no, a real quilter wouldn't have made that mistake in the first place!).
Cross eyed owl! I think this shows the colours a little better.
And ended here (end wavy flashback lines). The owl photo again! Deja vu hey?!
Okay it's just the quilt top for now. I didn't have enough white fabric to do the full border that the pattern calls for (Hootenanny by Boo Davis from Dare to be Square - awesome awesome book, if you don't have it, seriously consider it!) because I don't tend to look at fabric requirements when i find a pattern I love. I just go for it. Yeah I'm so organised.
So here's my dilemma... Scrappy pink border followed by a white border (will have to buy the white fabric and hope it matches but figure with a pink border in between it won't be so obvious if it doesn't - please enjoy that run-on sentence). Or a solid pink border - maybe of the darker pink (again will have to buy but I'm sure I can get a close-ish match)? Or.. I am considering just adding some pink and white stripes top and bottom to give it more length as it's already quite wide! Oh the decisions!
Thoughts, suggestions, random comments most welcome. I'm clearly not a very decisive person. You'd think based on that, scrappy quilts would be totally my thing. Not so much. The semi-random placement of pinks nearly drove me crazy. But still - I am loving how this turned out. So I'm linking it up to This Week with Sunni because I'm a bit proud of this effort. :)