Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The squares - all ten of them - are done. The next step is to sew together two 1.25 inch by 42 inch strips to make the borders of the triangle blocks. There is also a template that the pattern refers to but which I cleverly threw out. That will make this more exciting but not impossible. We are going through the looking glass on this one, people. I'm making 8 of these long strip sets and am about half done. Then it is on to creating my own work around for the missing template.
Monday, March 22, 2010
A friend of mine is expecting his first baby, a son, in June. I am very excited for him and have decided that I have to expand my mad quilting skills to include gifts to non-family members. The pattern is shown above, but I won't be using ducks or pastels. You can see the fabrics I've chosen and I'm also branching out a bit because I've purchased flannel for the backing and the binding. The lady at the quilt store was very persuasive about how cuddly and warm that would make the quilt. The poor little guy will probably roast under this now, but she made cooing noises when she said this and I fell for it. Cuddly, flannel it is. I've finished cutting all the pieces and am now putting the squares together. A completed one is shown in the last picture. I will be making 10 of those squares and then some triangle blocks as well.
The cats have discovered the flannel backing and approve.