So I have been kept very busy by Grumpy George down at the allotment - there have been so many things to pick - courgettes, french beans, runner beans, raspberries and blackberries - that I have the freezer full to overflowing!
And while I've been down there, it's been tricky to keep up with sewing, and in particular blog following - I don't mean to be antisocial, honest!
But Eleanor's Quilt is coming on well - I've been careful with the bias cuts, in particular, and the starch has become my lifelong friend!
I have a decision to make now, though - because the quilt is designed for a double bed, and this is destined to go on a single bed, it mucks about with the proportions of the pattern as QuiltSue has designed - mine needs to be the same sort of length, but only 36" wide, max.
Sue's kindly downsized the block instructions for me, which makes the width about where it wants to be, but I need to boost the length somewhat.
I thought that I could run an orange bar across top& bottom, then a fat piano keys border of the background and the patterned fabric, and then the whole darn lot can have a 2 or 3" border, and that's about that.
Does that sound like a plan? You have to use your imagination a bit with the pic!
Oh - and another thing, are we running this month's Christmas QAL this coming weekend (7th/8th) as I boldly put down in my last post, or the more correct 14th/15th Sep? Let me know which you'd prefer and I'd get the nibbles in ready for the party!
Summer, The Quilt - Julie of the The Crafty Quilter created this fun and smart quilt as a qal with tips and advice, and I joined in. I couldn't pass up this design; I love ...
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