This is Alfie the needle felting looks much better than this in real life, for some reason the photo shows in very much a funny shape, note the winking eye, he used to wink at the camera a lot! The lady who made him is so busy now since Helen shared the photo on facebook and does all sorts of pets for people.
I have been quite busy this month, finally got my 24 HST blocks which I did with Blossomhearts blog in 2016 put together into a flimsy. I enjoyed this challenge as we used the 2, 4 and 8 way methods of making HSTs. I did not like the 4 method but loved the 8 one and now if I have 6 or more HSTs in a block I use this way and just add the extras to my stash! Not quilted yet as I do not have anything suitable for a backing, it measures 86" x 56" so will hopefully be able to pick up a king size duvet cover on my travels for it and the other half will be used for another quilt. Pondering about what I will use for binding, yellow and orange have been suggested but will wait till quilted before I make my mind up
I also used a hexie piece to make into a pouch for my pintangle tast stitches must get some more done. I do these with Sharon from pintangle who is about to bring out a crazy quilting book, I have it on pre order from amazon.
At last I made the effort and got my Women of the Bible instructions out, decided I did not want to do the blocks all 10" or 15" in size and altered them to 9" 12" and 15". I found the instructions very difficult and as most went together better as these sizes was able to work them out though some I could not work out so they were left out. Some have been duplicated in the different sizes and I now have 25 12" blocks which I am pleased with and want a square quilt. I plan to add sashing and corner stones but have no idea what colour to do but as lilac is used in all the blocks to link them together I think maybe I will use purple and do the corner stones in the lilac. It has not show up well looks more like pale blue n the photos.
There are 12 9" blocks not sure what these will be maybe just go in the blocks box.
now for the 15" only 6 of these but maybe will make some more if I have any lilac left
Now I am taking time to sort out my narrow scraps as I want to do some string blocks, only got the purple, black and grey done yesterday so think it will take a few days to get them sorted.,
So far this year has been pretty productive hopefully it will continue.