a) it's been a very busy month
b) I ran out of the sashing fabric and
c) I can't quite decide on the final layout.
The busyness started with helping my sister to sew some of the decorations for my niece's wedding. This involved turning piles of inherited doilies...
...into table runners for the reception tables.
I used some gorgeous linen coloured Aurifill thread to sew down the doilies together - the stitches were virtually invisible.
This is what they looked like as the centrepieces for the vases of flowers...
It was a beautiful wedding that we all thoroughly enjoyed.
Chris from Quilting at the Farm came to Melbourne from Canada to visit the AQC - but that deserves it's own blog post.
I've been on what has felt like some kind of broderie perse marathon which involved a lot of cutting.
I ran out of the background so I've had to use a different fabric for the triangle blocks. I actually prefer this as I think it has added more interest. Somehow I managed to cut double the amount I needed, one of the G'nT Sisters could benefit but Judy has first dibs.
I had to spread out into my new kitchen (almost finished - yay!) to finish this task.
I wondered how I would get the same placement on each block and then I had the brilliant idea of using the light box.
All 16 blocks finished - double yay!
I did also manage to the last square block - there was a lot of work in that one, no wonder I left it to the end.
|AWS Block #21|
After cutting out over 40 od the sashing pieces I ran out of the sashing fabric (I detect a bit of a theme going on here...) I was beginning to despair as the fabric was really hard to source when I purchased it over a year ago so I knew I would have to get an alternative for the triangle blocks around the edge (another interesting point of difference!). Luckily the wonderful L'ucello had a beautiful alternative that I managed to score on sale due to their 5th Birthday celebrations. I even got a little bouquet and a treat to eat after I rushed in there after work today.
|New sashing on the left, original sashing on the right|
Now to the layout (see my shiny new kitchen floorboards?)
it's different to the pattern, I wanted to put the broderie perse vase in the middle. I'm still pondering.
My goal for May is to finish the top so I know what I'll be doing tomorrow, I hope you can get some sewing time this weekend.