I was thrilled when my crazy wall hanging from 2013 was shown in the crazy quilt gatherings spring magazine fame at last! Maybe I will put it into the Harrogate quilt show in the autumn. Here is a photo for those of you who might not have seen it.
The block for bee blessed for april was the asterisk block which we were asked to do 2 ways, well of curse I always do as I am told so here is the pair I did. I always look forward to seeing what the next block will be, so gald I stumbled onto this charity BOM
I also made a mini block to add to my collection of trial blocks.
I am now doing the triangle challenge with the Sassy quilter. We had to cut out 204 60 degree triangles and last week sew them into 12 rows with 17 in each row. Today or maybe tomorrow I have to join all the rows together, hopefully getting most of them matching. here are the 12 rows prior to joining.
Next week week will complete the quilt, finished size should be 49.5" x 65" I will be straightening the sides, having read how to bind them unstraightened realise that is just too complicated and fiddly for me.
The batting /wadding should arrive early this week for the aiming for accuracy quilt so then I will think about how to quilt it, whether by hand or machine.
I attended the second meeting of the Leeds Modern quilters group yesterday, there were about 20 of us there, I am sure it is going to be a great group to belong to and not far from home either. I took the aiming for accuracy quilt and they suggested I just quilted in in diagonal lines by machine, will ponder on this as not sure if I will manage it on the machine how I would love one with a bigger arm space. I will still go to the Yorkshire Modern quilters, it is further away but do so enjoy meeting up with the ladies.I missed it last month as I was down at the Sewing for Pleasure show and will miss May as I am going to the Malvern quilt show, I go via London and stay with Cheryl and we then go to the show together, returning home sunday evening, real quality time with my great friend who is a wonderful quilter, along with many other stitching talents.
Also finished the hexie block for april, it is a basket, not mounted onto fabric yet, will wait till the end of the year before I decide what fabric to use.
well that will do for now, have one or to other things to share but I do not want to send you all to sleep.
Many thanks for your encouragement and comments etc I feel I know so many of you and count you as real friends.