I decided to dig deep into my stash for this quilt, and have come up with a range of Japanese style prints in blues and greens, some of which I bought before I returned to the UK from Oregon in 2000! Luckily I still love most of them. I'm planning to use natural linen for the background. If it turns out well, we might send this quilt to Mr Q's cousin as a belated wedding gift.
My biggest obstacle to keeping up with this quilt along is Mr George. He really loves fabric. Mostly he just lies on it, but when he imagines it is fighting back, all hell breaks loose!
|Look at those teeth and furry back legs!|
Still, I have managed to cut all 180 squares and 40 triangles that I need. Next up is laying out the squares and deciding on a pleasing arrangement.
Other sewing this week has included a roman blind for my sewing room which I will photograph when it's up (hopefully at the weekend) and starting on some curtains for Mr Q's study.
Oh, and I replaced the wheels on my longarm machine this weekend. I have been planning to do this for a little while, but it turns out that the guys at Gammill are much stronger than me. I had to wait for Mr Q to lend some brawn and wield some mole grip pliers before we could get the old wheels off. The new wheels are EZ-Glide wheels from Love to Quilt. They are incredible and give much more control on diagonals and curves. Once they were installed I wandered off for a cup of tea and this is what I came back to...
|Thank you, Mr Q. I love you too!|