The paper pattern at the top is for 3" squares (7.5cms) so you can imagine how large my squares were going to be, but I pressed on using up scraps. I decided to piece over paper using the 3" squares and my sample packs that I was given by Oakshotts when I visited them and started this quilt a couple of years ago.
Quite pleased with this little 'Mini'The finished large blocks beside the baby!!
Here is the finished February Mini -
I am not especially proud of this as I think it is quite messy but I have had some really nice comments from the group so thank you to them.
Well that was February and I had volunteered to set the challenge for March so check here to see what devilish idea I had had!!
I hope that this photo (which was difficult) gives them some ideas. It is a cushion made many years ago as part of a course I was doing, made for a man, using the number 8, Markal pen and quilted with metallic thread.
I have been doing a few little DIY (Do-it-Yourself) jobs in my Studio over the weekend and I really needed to sort out my pinboard. I was lucky enough to acquire a sheet of thick polystyrene about a metre square but it needed to be mounted on the wall.
How to do this?? In the end I went here and for £1 bought an offcut of MDF which I glued on the back, using special polystyrene glue. So far so good but this was now quite a heavy board so onto the internet to see how to hang it. I bought some J-hooks and have just finished mounting the board -
and pinning up my 'Minis' made so far -
I will not tell you how many holes I tried to drill to put up the hooks; suffice to say that I was just about to drill through the plaster for one hole when I glanced down and realised that I was about to make a hole above an electric wall plug!!!!!!!!!! Aarrgh - stop woman before you electrocute yourself. I have only just finished shaking!
As you can appreciate I am not much of a handyman but the worst mistake I ever made was just before I had carpet laid on the landing. I decided the floorboards needed tightening up so I screwed them down and 18 months later the ceiling in the kitchen came down because I had made a small hole in a water pipe that gradually dripped, dripped etc..... I leave the rest to your imagination.