First is my big WiP. A WiP that only came into being on Saturday. Yep - I whipped through this quilt top in no time. And I know - I have not stopped talking about it since. Can you blame me?
Pattern: French Kisses by Traceyjay Quilts
Fabric: Sweet Lush by Patty Young
It still needs borders but that has to wait til I can get to the craft store for the right fabric. Mum has requested green or aqua. Thinking aqua would look nice. That'll also be the backing fabric. I'm so proud of my mum - she's learning quilting by osmosis. Or by me talking about it all the time. She wants the back to be plain so the actual quilting shows up. Let's hope I do a good job on it!
And in other news! Diamonds in Squares has come out of time out - most repentant for the wonky borders. Well almost repentant. It would have been nice if she had have straightened her borders herself, but they do look a bit straighter than when last I saw them. So I'll consider this quilt (mostly) rehabilitated so as a reward, I made a pieced back for it.
Those purple stripes down the centre? They were meant to be borders on the front of the quilt. That went super wonky. So the front got plain borders and I couldn't bear to waste the former borders, so here they are, incorporated into the back.
Here's the front and back laid out together. They are waiting for me to be in a quilting mood and do some kind of magic to straighten out those wonky borders.
|I know - the wonkiness, right? It's shameful.|
However, that quilting mood may be forced upon me. I must have a finish for Friday and this is the closest I've got of all my wips. My lovely quilty friend Fiona from Finding Fifth is hosting TGIFF this week so I have to have a finish to link on her blog!
If you haven't visited her blog, you really must. Talk about inspirational and organised! Though - she makes my housekeeping skills cringe in the corner in shame. Even more so as she's coming to visit next month! We're going to a quilting class then she's coming to stay the night. You can bet there will be heaps of quilty talk on the agenda! How exciting - my first grown up quilty sleep over. Almost like a retreat ;)
(Please remind me in about three weeks to tidy my house to within an inch of its life. I may have to farm the children out to the grandies, just so it stays clean and tidy!)
The owl quilt - still no progress. Same with the fabulous 30th birthday quilt. That's still just a pinterest border. Really should get onto that.
Well best get on with some kind of quilting plan for those naughty diamonds. I hope that when I finish this quilt it warns all the stash not to muck up with wonky borders. I just won't tolerate them in my sewing room.
Linking up with WiP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced :)