29 July 2006

Confetti Quilting

... another thing I learned from my commenters today: There is such a thing as a confetti quilt:


Not something I will ever do, I think. But I might keep them for Shadow Quilting:


28 July 2006

Happily squaring away

... is what I'm up to. I've grabbed my cutting mat, my rotary cutter and my ruler with its little gripper spotty thingies underneath and am squaring away. Naturally, my heart bleeds at having to discard the cut-offs, but really, there is no point in saving 5 mm slim scraps, is there?

Now, I'm debating additional fabrics for the backing and the edge. I'm probably going to go with some small dotty fabric, irregular tiny flowers or something, plus checkers for the backing but in pastels please. That'll be fun to find.

I had hoped to swing by our local fabric retailer but my boss threw me a curb ball by setting up an appointment in the office. I had planned on working frmo home and running some errands ... but ey, at least I got my contract extended. So it was worth it.

9 July 2006

How to square it off ...?

So, I've machined all those 35 blocks and now the difficult part begins ... the squaring and the assembling ... in the right order ... which brings us to this:

I decided against this ... mainly because of the very blood red squares top of the centre, so I moved them to the corner:

So there are 32 blocks placed and one lesson learned: a pattern revolving around quarters is no good for 35 blocks (35 aka 5 times 7). Sigh.

Which takes us to the next level: how to square off ... do I? Do I need to? And if I need to, how? I've never done before. I'm a bit baffled and apprehensive. Sigh.