I am so enjoying this challenge, three more blocks done, some are very fiddly as the pieces tend to be small, one block I had to cut 4 pieces 1" by 1". I hope I am learning more about colour too, I am using my stash of fabric I have bought in drips and drabs over the years. Now wondering about should I have washed the fabrics before using them as I have not bothered to, maybe when I attempt a proper piece I will wash those. It is misleading as there are arguments for both washing and not washing, have read what well know quilters have to say and they do not seem to agree either. I would love to hear what you think about the washing process. Re my blocks, I have not tidied them up around the edges yet, will leave till all 100 are done and then decide what I should do with them if anything at all!
I went to a remnant shop in Harrogate yesterday and they had cotton poplin for £4.99 a metre, this threw me a bit as I had not seen the poplin name before for patchwork cotton..I ask myself if the cotton I have bought from the market is also poplin as it was cheaper than what you find in the quilting shops, maybe I should give more thought to what I buy and wonder about pricing. I did not buy any how I resisted I am not sure but what I was looking for was some hand dyed thread to send to a friend. No luck so popped on another bus and went to York, should have gone there in the first place as I got what I needed then home again. The free bus pass is great for times like this,there are some advantages to being an OAP I seemed to spend most of the day on buses about 4 hours in total but must not grumble!!