... here are some of the blocks. They don't "pop" as much as I would like but I think it will work. After a little discussion with friends I think I will add black triangles and make it up similar to the one in the previous post. It has some black in there and I think that will suit.
I worked hard on Thursday and quilted this for DH's nephew who is going to be a dad in May. I had another quilt made but wasn't sure about it and when I saw this I breathed again and knew this was right. I practiced my FMQ and thanks for the advice (Kris) I managed to quilt the border like.....
....this. Kris mentioned just sewing 6's joined together. These are upside down as I went from top right all the way around so the ones on the down side do look more like 6's. I do love doing panels as all the lines are there for you and you decide how much or little you want to quilt. Realised when I thought it was finished that I had forgotten the tail and body of the lion.( I had done the end of the tail thinking it was part of the monkey. That's what happens when you work upside down!!) I did do it. Once I have shown this to Kris I will be posting it off.
Having bared my soul to a grief counsellor on Wednesday I decided as I was so close to Spotlight I would just have a little look. Was actually looking for something else but this fabric whispered very subtly in my ear"Buy me, buy me" so I did. My excuse was maybe I could make a one block wonder for DS2 GF who turns 21 in November. It may become a OBW but think it might just have to live with me! I can do another one for E.
Friday saw me meeting up (at my place) with Marina, her mum Claire, Karin and Rosalie for a few hours of retail therapy and sewing. I think we mostly chatted but that's what sewing days are for aren't they? We visited the LQS in Eltham which was new to M,C and K and I think I spent the most but I got what I had been looking for in Spotlight so...., then back home , lunch and some sewing while chatting over tea and coffee. Really lovely day girls and can't wait for the next holidays when we can do it again.