I do think the red is a bit loud and unfortunately the hand quilting does not show too well in the photo, I used hand quilting cotton, next time if there is a next time I will use a thicker thread, maybe a perle 12 or 16, it is good to be learning as I go down this path of quilting.
I am not sure what I will do with it, at the moment it is on the back of my cream couch which adds a bit of colour.
I have also done the first 3 blocks for the quilt on the create and craft channel with Jennie Rayment These blocks are 14" finished.
Pineapple block, this one was tricky for me, there was a template for it but I just used an ordinary square,no point is spending over £20 for something I will only use once. It was not done the paper foundation way. This is one block I will not be making many of.
Petal block, I have not attached it yet to the backing fabric, they suggest to use interfacing on the petal to back it with so you get a good shape prior to attaching it to the white fabric by hand. Was pleased with the points meeting in the centre, quite an achievement for me.
Dresden plate, this uses 20 pieces and we were told to make it as 4 quarters with 5 in each and mount them individually on 7. 5" pieces of fabric then join them together as the quantity of fabric were told to buy would not stretch to a 14. 5 piece, I think I will have enough fabric however so I will redo it as a whole plate instead, if you know what I mean, not sure I do.
The next class is later this month and when complete this will make up as a quag, nine blocks on the front and one on the inside for when it is being used as a bag.
Yesterday I did a block for Sara of Sew me and her charity blocks for bee blessed, a heart which I will pop into the post, Sara has one a month so I will try and stick to doing at least one a month as they are made up into charity quilts. Being february I expect you can guess it would be a heart.
Now for as photo of the first crocus that appeared in the garden a couple of days ago, still a very mild winter, we have had the temperature drop below freezing just a couple of times and today the sun is pouring in on me as I am doing this blog.