I've been very lax in updating this blog lately. In my defence I have been really busy. I finished MY quilt. It's the first one I've made for me. I love the way it looks but what the pictures can't convey is the feel of it. It's made on flannel and backed with fleece so it's heavy and really cuddly. There are a few threads to clip and then it needs washing. It's been dragged round by kids and dogs and then folded up small and crammed into a bag for nearly 6 months... and you can tell.
I've also been playing with patterns for a quilt for my brother and sister in law. I really liked this block so I made one up to see how it worked out. It's made up of 2 inch squares and the block finishes at 16 inches so it;'s slightly fiddly but not too bad. Their bedroom is dark green but I don't really fancy making the quilt in that colour. Any suggestions for a colour scheme?
I also found my Curvemaster presser foot. I'd bought one and got it home, only to put it down 'somewhere' in the chaos that is our house... never to be seen again. It finally turned up in a bag in the back of one of the kitchen drawers. No idea at all as to why it would have been put there but it meant that I could try again with the Strips and Curves templates. The MIL had bought me Louisa L Smith's book (Strips n Curves) and the templates to go with it and I proved very quickly that sewing curves was not to be my strong suit, hence the Curvemaster. This go went a little better. The two big blocks went together really well and lie flat. The small curves are going to need a lot more practice though. They are a bit wonky and there was about 1/2 inch extra on the top piece when I got to the end of the seam. Even these junky tries look pretty though, so I think I'll persevere.
As a bit of light relief I also made a pile of string blocks with all the strips I cut last week.
I also did lots of cooking and had a girly night out with Ally. We went to see 'The Devil wears Prada' which I surprised myself by enjoying and then ate too much pasta in Ask.