And that is what I did all day yesterday. I finally cut up and sewed together the final 130 rectangles which will make up Cambridge son's king size bed quilt using the Oakshott Fabrics that I bought two weeks ago. I have made about 200 9½" x 4½" rectangles and I spent the afternoon laying them out on my bed ensuring that each one matched its neighbour and then deciding how to sew them together - in strips down the bed or strips across the bed. Honestly, it does make a difference! It was such an intense task that when other son phoned and ask whether we could do a Skype call I had to say 'no' as I was in quilt mode and my brain was working overtime checking everything. I hope there are people out there who understand what I mean!!
I have some rectangles left over and they must be used up, but that decision will be made after I have tried the strips on their bed. So that is the task for tomorrow and I am sure that Ellie will help me. I promise photos will be forthcoming but there is nothing really much to show at the moment.
Do you remember this?
Well here it is!
|Colour not too good in this photo|
|The colour is better in this one.|
|Must remember to have the hearts the right way up!!|
PS - thunder and lightening still overhead 36 hours after the start of the storm. Come on it is SUMMER here; I should be sitting on the patio, under an umbrella to keep the sun off, sipping something thirst quenching and probably alcoholic!! Still it is the school holidays, so I should know better after all these years.