This week has been a busy one so I haven’t got as far as I had hoped, however, I did make a decision on the setting of my little red scrappy double 4 patch blocks. Here it is half sewn together:-Not a very good photo as the natural light is poor today and DH had to hold my portable daylight lamp while I took the picture…. hence why it looks a bit lopsided, LOL… Anyway, I need to decide on the outer triangles and cut and sew them on the ends then I can join the diagonal rows. The hearts are not yet sewn on but I’ll quilt/appliqué them by machine. The idea to just have them in alternating squares was my DDs. I think a little hand quilting will go in the blank ones.
I also managed to complete the little redwork block that got thrown to one side a couple of years ago. Some of you may remember this 2008 BOM from Bea of Capricorn Quilts blog.
I had first thought to stitch it on Osnaburg fabric (I hope I’ve spelt that correctly as I keep calling it Osnabrook :)) But I found it very stretchy to work with and being a novice stitchery person my work was messy… so I changed my mind and started it again on muslin and used different coloured threads. However, I didn’t throw this little block away and have since learned about cotton interfacing being used as a stabilizer. So since this month’s challenge colour is red I pulled it out from it’s hiding place and unpicked all the messy stitching, ironed on the back of it the cotton fusible and re-stitched it again. It was so much easier to work with and I’m happier with the result. Here it is:-I’ll have to find my multi coloured one to show you… if I can find it and I think I may have done the second one too before it got left. I have to think about what I shall do with this one block wonder, maybe a cushion panel? Little medallion centre? Hmmmm…. decisions, decisions.
For now though I must get to my Dear Jane block of the week ;0) Until laters…