My goodness have I been busy!
I went to my LQS on friday for the free demos they do then and brought my Winter Twitterings quilt with me. I decided I did not like the pink pointsetta print as a border since it seemed to make the whole thing look washed out, and I didn't have enough of the black and gold snowflake print as I am using it for the Japanese Flower Garden. So I needed to find something that would work, and play nicely with the other fabrics. Oh my did I ever find something, and it was 50% off, plus it was not something that I would have chosen originally.
Ready?? Here is the before:
Here is the After!
Next big thing is that I have finished cutting out all my fabric for Omigosh!!!! All 45 different fabrics plus my white on white background fabric!!
|This is one of my fur babies Nox. He loves to "help" me by watching my scraps and sleeping on them to ensure they don't fly away.|
And finally 2 more Dear Jane blocks!!
A1 and I were not friends. We are on speaking terms now but only after making the block 3 times essentially. The first time I did it I measured it out but silly me only added 1/4" instead of 1/2" for seam allowance and it was much too small. It will become something else. Then I freezer paper pieced it. and forgot to reverse the template so it was very very wrong. I then had to unpiece all the blocks, refer to my "miniature block" for placement of everything and then sew it all together again. Needless to say, frustrating. However I certainly learned to pay more attention!!
Well I am going to go back to piecing my Omigosh quilt again so that I can start cutting it up into 1" squares and sew those together again!!
(I think we quilters may be a smidge on the crazy side :)