of course when I look at it now I see things that maybe should be in a different place but tough I am not unpicking and will put it down to a learning process. Having discussed the quilting I have never machine quilted before with my friend Cheryl, (thanks Cheryl) she has advised me to quilt in black on the slashings and then more ponderings as to what to do elsewhere, feel at the moment that nothing will be done as a bit dubious about starting. it measures 32" by 48" will fit over my knees and keep me warm and cosy
Monday, 2 December 2013
ready for quilting
After a lot of deliberation and pondering I have joined up 24 blocks for my first proper quilt piece. Having cut the blocks with an 8.5" square I realised I had cut 10 on one twist and 5 on the other so back to the 100 blocks and I pulled another 9 out to play with. They all have a bit or similar to batik in each block.These I cut so that I had 12 of each twist and then on friday I spent most of the day arranging them in patterns to see what I liked best. Having to climb up on a dining room chair to photo each one was bit of a hazard. After each arrangement I took another photo and downloaded it to the computer, 17 attempts later I decided on the way I wanted them to be so here is a photo of them all put together, that took less than 2 hours!