Saturday, 25 May 2013
Hexie Globe Quilt
Hooray! The binding and hanging sleeve are finally on my hexie globe quilt (aka Flower Ball by Geta Grama at Romanian Quilt Studio). In spite of the dodgy applique and outline quilting of the circle, I love how this little quilt has turned out. I know it doesn't look it from the photo but some of those edge pieces are narrower than the 0.25" seam allowances!!!
At 32" x 32" this quilt is perfect for a wallhanging and I have just the spot for it in our bedroom. I may have to speak very nicely to hubby to see if he'll do the necessary DIY so I can hang it in position. (I do hate having to beg!)
I also made a quick adaptation to my FQR Name Tag Swap partner's tag yesterday. Originally it was just a pin tag, but I see from the flickr thread which started up as I was in the process of finishing the tag (!) that she has expressed a preference for a lanyard, as have most. So, after a bit of head scratching as to how to add a lanyard loop after a tag has been finished, I think I managed and my partner will now have options to pin or hang her tag at the weekend. Making lanyards are fun, I should try to find an excuse to make them more often!
I was on a roll at finishing a few things up and then I went and spoiled it by starting something new. I know, I know, I really didn't mean to but I have made a deal with myself that I could only start it if I also finished it this weekend. It's also part of my next Le Challenge entry so I would be making it soon anyway. Have I justified myself yet? I am excited about this little project and can't wait to show you, though even when I do finish it this weekend I won't be able to show you until mid-June! It's gonna be good though!
Well, the sun is shining here in NI this morning - makes a change - and I hope to avail of it in some shape or form so I will love you and leave you and wish you all a great bank holiday weekend.
Brit Bee ladies - have fun at your gathering. I may be more than slightly envious of those of you who ate that chocolate and raspberry pavlova last night!