It’s been a while since I’ve posted, which I’m sorry about, but life has just kind of gotten in the way of all the things I wanted to do. I’m right back into my crafts though, I’ve done 7 votive candles in the last few days (more than I need) and have figured out what I need to do (and what not to do) when making them.
Plus I’ve endeavoured to create my first patchwork quilt! I’ve never done one before and they’ve always looked like a lot of fun to make. So I bought a packet of pretty black red and white material, 100% cotton, and got to work cutting them out into squares yesterday. It took me all morning but I got about 64 squares. Once I laid them out on the dining room table I realized I didn’t need all the squares so that’s the scrapes I’ll be using to practice my stitching on.
These are the squares I cut:
This is what the patches looked like once I laid them all out, took me a little while to figure out how I wanted the pieces to fit together:
And as of this morning this is what the quilt looks like all sewn together:
Now all I have to do is purchase the bias, wadding and backing piece and I’ll be able to finish it. I think it’s big enough for a baby blanket, even though I don’t have a baby LOL.