Yesterday I sat at my sewing machine and sewed hourglass blocks for the next round of our Head for the Border project. It is due to be done by early February. This is my progress so far. It has been a challenging exercise to add borders, and not knowing what is coming ahead, and get them all to look as though they belong! One of my dilemma’s was limited fabric, and I have been looking everywhere for some pinks and greens to match. And the larger this gets, the more fabrics I need. I purchased these fabrics back in 2005, and the pinks and greens now are just so different. I did manage to find a pink in the charity donated fabrics pile that works pretty good, so have used it this round.
I need to confess that I started making my blocks, and after a visit by Marie, worked out that I was making the wrong block. That did not help my fabric quantities at all, as I had to recut strips in the right size. And then I was a tad short of the green spot fabric, so ended up joining some small bits to make one of the triangles. Not something I have done before, but I see lots of people do that in the quilts that I quilt for them. If anyone looks hard enough to find it I won’t mind.
This is the quilt so far, before I add the hourglass border. In the interest of saving fabric, my hourglass blocks will only be on the 4 corners, and not all the way around the quilt. There are 2 more borders to do after this one. I hope that I don’t have to work a circle border into this!! It is very pink and green isn’t it? Don’t think I would choose so much pink if I was buying the fabrics now. Maybe the quilter will work some magic on it to tone it down??
That was a lovely way to spend day one of my “timeout”. Now what shall I do today?
The next update of Creative Studio is released today, so might download it and check out what’s new. Probably won’t transfer it to “Max” until next week. Looks as though there are some great new features to play with.
Have a great day, whatever you are doing.
Blessings, From Jude