Forever done!! All the hexies are now in place on Diamonds are Forever. I might still decide to add another border onto this quilt – it is 94 x 103 inches – I think it will need a border to deal with shrinkage and to make it big enough for the king bed that we will most likely be getting. I am putting it away for now though with a note pinned to it so I will remember to think about a border. Melanie was over last night so we both climbed up on stools and held the quilt up so Mike could take a photo – that way I didn’t have to move furniture to lay it on the floor. I will cut the edges straight before quilting and possibly cut that border off and add a plain border of white instead LOL– it would leave room for some pretty quilting. That is just an idea right now in order to make it bigger without a lot more work. This is what happens when you do not have a drawn out pattern and you make it up as you go – Like I say I will think about it and decide later – much later! I am linking to Mrs. Sew and Sow today and She Can Quilt – these two blogs are actually shared blogs your link that you post shows up on both of them and they give a monthly give away for those that link up. Also linking to Esther’s Wow and to Quilt Story’s Fabric Tuesday.
This is how much Melanie’s needlework has progressed from a couple weeks ago – she is almost done with this and such tiny, tiny work.
I believe I mentioned that I was going to give English Paper Piecing a shot and see how I like it. I am ready for something new I guess. This is the beginnings of La Passacaglia. Only the center is sewed together.
This is the fabric picked out for one more center, not as neatly laid out but you can see it clear enough.
I am using the glue basting method.
Thank you all for all the nice comments on yesterdays post – I was overwhelmed by the response. I’m sure I will most likely still be blogging every day or almost every day it is a habit of mine. To me it is not work and it doesn’t take very long to do. I do not blog to make money – I have only a few ads and the money doesn’t come pouring in from it LOL – a little here and there only – I blog because I enjoy it.
I will decide what to do with the books on shelves when I get home – our local library is small and they are currently putting all books donated into storage as they have no room for them. I do not belong to the local guild by choice so I will not be donating to it – I do not care for the local guild and gave it two tries and doubt I will try it again, it was not a good fit for a hand quilter nor for one that does a lot of work by hand.