So when ShapeMoth mentioned on her blog that she had released her Carl the Chameleon pattern... well I seriously could not resist. I bought it. And I've already made it.
While on the topic of paper piecing... I did add one more block to my fake Herringbone block collection - I'm calling them Red Herrings. Like herringbone, but not. So here's a red red herring.
And here they are looking happy together so far. Well they make me happy anyways. Can't wait to get more of these put together!
So talking progress. I actually have some big progress to report! I have finished quilting the XOXO quilt! It's possible you may be hearing the Hallelujah chorus right now - at least I am since snipping that last thread. I debated whether I had quilted it enough, but I really like simple quilting. So I went with a basic outline of the diamonds, then I decided to add a touch of fancypants quilting in the centres. I FMQ'd some flowers. But I totally cheated.
|Scuse the creases - that's what happens when you shove a queen size quilt through a regular size sewing machine!|
I doubt I could have done that if I had tried! It's possible I did a happy dance and cheered when I saw this. It's all possible I got some really weird looks from Lulu who is also possibly wondering how on earth she could be related to this crazy woman. One day she'll understand. ;)
So now all that remains is to trim it up (that sounds way easier than I think it is - tips welcome!) and then to bind it. Oh and I still need to pick all the paper out of the flowers too. Saving that to do tonight while I watch Offspring.
Here's hoping to have a big Queen Size finish soon! :) It is Mother's Day this weekend, wonder if I can blitz through this in time to wrap it for my mum! Wish me luck!
Linking up with WiP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced :)