... I've had some sewing hours in my wee room and sanity is slowly being restored.
... I'm working on putting together those Siblings Together quilts! (Not before time, I can hear the Block Drive Peeps murmur. Sorry folks, but I am on the case now, promise.)
From the 57 blocks that the generous Siblings Block drive ladies stitched up I laid out 2 quilt tops. One 5 x 5 blocks
and a larger 5 x 6 one. There was much switching and swapping of the blocks to try to balance the colours and look of these two quilts. I could still be sitting there swapping blocks around, but finally made a decision that these were good enough. I'm hoping that these will work for older boys at this summer's Siblings Together camps. What do you think?
While I had a lengthy spell behind the sewing machine I went ahead and pieced two quilt backs as well.
The two remaining churn dash blocks were pieced into a red gingham panel and added to some lovely navy, red, green plaid yardage as a backing for the smaller quilt. It's hard to see in this photo but it is actually very nice (and not pink as it appears here).
The larger quilt backing was pieced from an Ikea print that I call "the wanderers" (no idea what it's really called) and a piece of green/blue tiles print that I've had for yonks and yonks.
I'm so pleased that I'm finally making progress with these two quilts. Bit of a quilting marathon next though!