Well, that was an inadvertant blogging break, wasn’t it? The last couple of weeks have been crazy-busy, and combined with some mental health issues, I haven’t had the time, energy or brain-power to write much.
What I have been doing is making, and I’ve got some lovely things to show you tomorrow in FO Friday, but for today, this is what’s been occupying my brain this week:
I feel like I’ve really discovered quilting over the last few weeks, and I’ve got to tell you, I think I’m in love. There’s something about the maths of it that appeals to my brain, and the quilts I’ve been working on have been definitely geometric (as you’ll see tomorrow!). This one is the Charm Squares Baby Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman, made using Central Park by Kate Spain for Moda. I was given the charm pack when I left my previous job, and I haven’t been able to work out what to do with it. The patterns are so lovely that I really, really wanted to show them off properly.
My main problem now is figuring out what to do about the back. I’ve pulled out some fabrics to go with my leftover squares, but each is only A4 size and the quilt is 40″ x 33″, so it’ll need to be pieced. The only question is how?
Because of the size, it can’t be exact squares (as an hour of maths told me last night!), so I’m trying to work out what to do with it. My current thought is to make a 4 square panel from the charm squares sashed with a light grey that I have elsewhere, then cut strips from my pastels and gradually build up the rest of the backing around it. But that might look too fussy, so the other option is to trim the selvages, use the pieces at almost their full size, and sort of fit them around the squares, which I’ll still sash with the grey.
Still following along at home? Not sure I am…
But in case anyone is wondering how the poor, neglected cardigan is getting on, I haven’t forgotten it completely.
Look! A sleeve! I have to say that at this point, what I really want to do is finish it and wear it, so making the sleeves feels in-cred-ib-ly slow. Persevering to the end is going to be tough, I can just tell.
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