It is school holidays. I’ve packed off my children for three nights with their grandmother. The house is quiet and still. I’ve all the time in the world to quilt.
And I have a head cold.
I thought I’d give you some show and tell today. This quilt is a really old one that has been languishing in the cupboard for years, just waiting for ‘something’ to finish it off.
It’s a disappearing nine patch, and it was finished to the red outer border. But it wasn’t ‘finished’. On my last visit to a fabric shop I brought some black and whites and in half an hour had stitched an outer border. I think all it needs now is that red as a binding and it’s done.
It was a shop sample (so many shop samples) and we sold metre after metre of black and whites once people had realised what they could do with them. I must admit that black and white prints can look very daunting, but this worked a treat. Don’t you think?
I hope you’ve had a good day sewing, or quilting, or knitting, or whatevering!