This week we had a little discussion at our patchwork group as to what we were going to enter into our forthcoming exhibition at the end of June. As I started my list I got stuck at quilt number one. Surely I must have more than one quilt to show for 3 years work. Like all quilters I have given a few things away as gifts so can't use them. I thought that with a bit of effort I may be able to finish one or two things to bulk out the meagre list.
Remember a much earlier post of my use of selvedge scraps? I have now made all the central blocks.The photo doesn't show all of the blocks. When I first posted this Leanne (The Stitching Room) said that it was a good read, and she is right. It hadn't really occurred to me but they are quite interesting with all the information that these edges contain.
I particularly like this block. The fabric shows apple trees and quite by accident I put next to it a scrap called fresh pickin's.
If you like everything neat and tidy and precise then you won't like doing this, but I have enjoyed the complete freedom of just pulling them out of the box and placing them and top stitching them down. They are ready quilted and waiting for sashing posts.
I did also think that I could tastefully arrange a selection of my UFO's/WIP's in a little corner. I think every stitcher would identify with it.
Klosjes stitched this week 10. Hurrah! Total 91.
I played with this little idea some time ago and I think I am going to go with it. I need a total of 240 blocks. The plain panels call for some hand quilting I think.
I added a little ps a few weeks back and for those of you who wondered what on earth I was talking about, I will explain. I tried not to watch the latest Andrew Lloyd Webber search for his latest West End star. This time he is on the search for a Dorothy for the stage production of Wizard of Oz. Trouble is once you watch one programme you become hooked on it and these young girls are fabulous singers and I am sure that they will have glittering careers in the future. This week my favourite - Danielle gave a stunning performance and it bought tears to my eyes. I like to feel moved by a piece of music and even Lord Andrew was jiggling in his seat with excitement. Hope she goes all the way.