With nothing specifically planned and no meals to prepare I have been stitching away to my little heart's content and making progress on my Brit Quilt Swap 3 Mini-Quilt.
Fabrics were chosen, strips were stitched, triangles were cut 'til my brain hurt figuring out which way to turn a 6" x 24" ruler for the easiest slice
|Don't those little flowers look like fried eggs?|
and hexies were arranged.
Somewhere about 30 mins in to pressing open about a hundred seams I had a brainwave and dropped the height of the ironing board and squeezed it in beside me. Yes, I know, it can take a long time for the penny to drop with me some days!
|Pretend all that clutter isn't really there.|
With the top all together, I did something I rarely do and pieced a back for this little quilt. I had some remaining triangles and joined them differently to make a centrepiece for the backing.
Then I pieced this into some white cotton and made the whole thing my quilt label (partner's name is hidden of course!).
See those pins poking up at the corners of the hexagon up there? They are how I tried to keep the back hexagon centred with the front hexagon. The pins were inserted at the corners of the front centre hexie and then I positioned each corner of the back hexagon over the corresponding pin and voila! It wasn't perfect, but pretty close.
I am rather impressed with myself for getting this far today. I'll get the quilting done shortly and then I need to decide on binding. It doesn't look very big but when I calculated the binding requirement it is quite a bit more than I had imagined. Dare I go scrappy with the fabrics already in here?