As I mentioned a couple of posts back, our GD Charmaine asked me to make her a quilt for her birthday, which just happens to be in about two weeks. On the day she asked I showed her a collection of fabrics I've had for some time, with her in mind. We looked through them and she had lots of favourites in the bundle. Wanting to achieve something fairly speedily I opted for large HSTs
I had that done in no time and began to audition sashing and corner stones.
But nothing was really working for me, so in desperation I pushed all the blocks together and rather liked the effect.
But still not quite right, so a quick shuffle about and ....
That's much better.
They sat like that for a day or two before being sewn together, then it was time for borders.
After some input from my pal Janice I finally have a completed top.
Thank you Janice, I wasn't thinking of two borders, but that works beautifully.
Charmaine told me she wants a lovely fluffy back, like the back of her brothers quilt. I made one for Torstein with a fleece back and we looked at the backs of some of the quilts I have here and yes, that is exactly what she wants, please.
Hopefully I can get it quilted this week.
I've also had my cross stitch needle busy over the weekend, plugging away at St Nick.
There really is not much left to do before I begin the back stitching, couching on some sparkles and adding beads. It all got put on hold today as Charmaine and Torstein were here for their tea. Little Torstein loves to sit up beside his Grandad at the table. He ate a big plate of chicken casserole I think he showed Grandad every single kernel of corn and green bean before popping them into his mouth. LOL He followed all of that with a bowl of ice cream with extra sprinkles, Grandad lets him add his own sprinkles.
His hair is getting quite long and Mummy had to tie it up before he sat at the table.
Well, that's my news, I'm off to crochet until bedtime.
Hope you had a good weekend.
Mine was great.