Friday, 11 July 2008

2.5 inch squares.

I feel that I achieved quite a lot yesterday. I put the sashing between the fan blocks, then did some cross stitch. Still can't tell what that critter is.

Then I played around with my scraps, unlike many of you ladies, my scraps are not sorted according to size, or ready cut into nice neat squares, I'm one of those who just throws the scraps into a basket and forgets about them until I need them. Moya helped me to sort out some likely looking pieces on Wednesday and yesterday I ironed and cut them. How many 2.5 inch squares does it take to fill an ice cream tub?

More than this. LOL That is 210 squares, stitched into pairs and pinned ready to be stitched into strips of 4. I didn't do the math yet, so I don't know if this is enough. The quilt police can go sing! I'm making this one up as I go along as usual.

I want to try to make this a little bit longer rather than leave it as a square, so I'm looking at adding something, I don't know what yet, to the top and maybe the bottom. Perhaps some applique. When I finished off the fans it was the first time I had done hand applique since I was about 9, I was very pleased with myself and would like to do more.

My popular Patchwork magazine has turned up, so I could be getting on with the next part of the mystery quilt, if I grind to a halt with this one.

I'm off to play with my squares, have a good day.


Stephanie said...

I love fan blocks. Can't wait to see your finished quilt! Have a wonderful weekend.

Miss 376 said...

Enjoy your squares. I think applique is fun, it's the next project I have in mind to do with D

Nana's Quilts said...

Hello Loulee -
I have been thinking of you as I have watched the Tour de France and the fellow from the Isle of Mann (sp?) - two stages as of today. Yeah!

I have never been to France but it is such fun to look at the TV pictures. It is so georgous.

Hope you are well - it looks like you are keeping busy, based on your blog.
Good wishes,
Nana Marne

Shirley Goodwin said...

I'm with you on this one - who on earth has time to sort scraps into colours?