I am not sure what to use as a background so have decided not to stitch them to the backing till all 12 are stitched then I will decide what to use and if sashing is required etc.
Last week I saw a blog about a fab 4 link up party on quilting lines blog. I should know to read all the info but no saw the design and rushed in with my scraps.
Having re read the blog today I think I am meant to use 4 fat quarters but reading again I think that might be incorrect as it is all to do with the Beatles. They are the fab 4. Patricia asks us to either applique the names of the Beatles or stitch or applique your favourite verse from one of their songs or add a silhouette of a favourite photo of the boys, Well I misunderstood all that so will not link up with mine. When Helen saw it she thought it would make a nice blanket for her cat Alfie I don`t think so!
Lesson to learn from all this is to read all the details first! not rush in like a bull in a china shop. Must own up to being guilty of this in the past and should have learnt my lesson then
Have now to decide how to quilt this piece.
Last week I did have a go at machine quilting the sashing on my batik Tula quilt, just straight lines either side of the ditch and now wondering about quilting the blocks, would like to do them in different colours and different patterns but not sure how that would work . The backing is blue so have blue thread in the bobbin. Will ponder some more.
Prior to doing the batik quilting I made 2 blocks for little island quilting, she wants 12.5" blocks as quilt as you go so these are my first attempts with the machine quilting.
Alison is sending the quilts when she has completed them to Mexico for the poor children, well no not sending as they are unlikely to arrive, not sure who will be taking them but it is a worth while cause.