Of course none done over the family visiting at Easter but luckily Mr T had a couple of days on the golf course so, sew I did, until lots of pretty fabrics were joined to make up the backing for my new quilt.
And the a bit of surgery to replace to replace one of the sashings that was the same as the next one - only spotted when I posted the photo in my last post 😧
Yards of leftover bits were sewn to make up the binding
After much angst choosing the design - I chose Tahitian Pearl by Urban Elementz
In a trice it was done! (though I know it took hours to sew. Half and hour for each row!)
|repeated spotty strip replaced😌|
It looks so nice that I fear we may have to sleep in the spare room so as not to spoil the effect 😜
I also vastly overestimated the amount of binding that I would need when sewing those scraps together so now I have more than enough left to bind another quilt in the same fabrics. But that must wait for a while.
|how big did I think the quilt was???|
At the same time as getting the quilt finished, I have been madly trying to get the crochet border done on these pretty squares....
AND .... I have pieced lots of little squares that will make up a Puff Quilt backing for a quilt top for Little Miss to put in her Wigwam
|all ready for the stuffing.|
and the reveal for that will be on Sunday with our new Challenge given on Monday.
At my local quilt group this week we had a visiting speaker, who told us all about her involment with the Dress a child Charity. She showed us lots of pretty Pillowcase dresses that she had made, and several photos of the children in Uganda that were wearing her dresses.
She also had some photos of little boys wearing shorts that are sent too.
|lets face it - my choice of fabric mix!|
I am hoping to take some had sewing with me when we head off to sunnier climes in a couple of weeks. ( its a good job I set the Challenge each month 😉)
With the family.
All of them.
Do I really think that any sewing will get done??
We shall see 🙄🙄