But while raiding through my stash to find some fabric for my bee blocks, I re-discovered a few FQs that I had bought years ago at the Festival of Quilt in Birmingham to make some fall cushions, that I had never even started. So the fabrics had been stashed away waiting for that perfect project. I decided now was the time to use them.
So that was a start: 5 FQs and an idea as well: a plus quilt that I planned in Excel last week-end.
With that in mind, my plan was to cut my fabric during the week and start piecing my quilt. Well the week has been very busy, with DH away in Norway for 4 days. I was on my own with the kids and had to go into the office every day as well as run the house, run to the kids activities etc. Unfortunately, I didn't find the time or energy for fabric playing in the evenings.
But finally on Thursday night, I cut about 130 charm squares from the fabrics I had selected. I was lucky because quite a few of the FQs had been cut generously and were about 20 x 21' giving me 16 charm squares each.
I had the day off on Friday luckily. I could finally plan my quilt with my fabrics. A task somewhat difficult when you are doing that on the floor and you have a toddler to help! I also cut a few more squares to have - what I thought would be a 13 x 13 charm squares quilt - but turned out to be a 13 x 14 charm squares quilt! I added some Field Study by Anna Maria Horner (this year acquisition!), some paw fabric by Michael Miller from nearly 10 years ago and a few others to get to my final layout.
So the mission for Saturday was to turn the pieced top into a quilt. After the usual cleaning, cooking etc, I was helped by Mr Cars to baste the quilt on the floor (my least favorite part of the process) and started my quilting marathon at about 5 in the afternoon! With half of the quilting done by dinner time, I knew I would finish before bed time! Such a pain sometimes to have to stop to cook, etc!
The plan will be to attach the binding before next Sunday night to blind stitch it while watching the second episode of Downton Abbey which returns to our screen in the UK tonight. My favorite series and what better than a lovely Autumn quilt to snuggle under while watching TV?
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Linking to Whoop Whoop Friday, Sew Darn Crafty, Sew Cute Tuesday, Fabric Tuesday, WIP Wednesday, WOW, Brit Sewing Thursday Link and of course this one is a project for the me me me Bee, my first finished or almost!
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