Well, it’s been a busy old week quilting-wise. As RR so eloquently puts it, I’ve been in a bit of a quilting frenzy of late! After finally finding the finishing kit for my Block of the Month quilt (in a padlocked box at the bottom of a dark drawer marked ‘Beware of the Leopard’…), I’ve been mainly working on getting the quilt top put together, and I’m happy to say that I’m nearly done! The 2 wrong-sized blocks have been fixed, and another was taken apart and re-pieced when I noticed I’d accidentally sewn the the fussy-cut middle square in sideways (I could have just left it as it was, pretending it was a design choice, but I knew it would just bug me, so out came my trusty seam ripper again!)
So, once I was happy with my 12 blocks, it was time to open the finishing kit. I read the 18 page (!) instruction book for piecing the sashing and borders, and set to with my rotary cutter and various rulers. At the end of an afternoon’s hard work, with Mimi Bubba’s’ help’ , I’d cut all the pieces I needed to complete the quilt top…
… and found that the Fat Quarter Shop weren’t exactly stingy with the fabric! Having frugally saved all the remnants of fabric from each month’s kit, I was left with all this!
I’m thinking maybe I’ll use it to make the Granny Square quilt on Blue Elephant Stitches’ blog. Well, waste not want not and all that 🙂
So now the quilt top is almost finished, all I need to do is add the middle and outer borders. It’s turned out really nicely, I think, although it’ll be even prettier when I add the final borders…
Then of course the tricky part, deciding how to quilt it. But let’s just leave that for another day, shall we?
Linking up here to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced