I haven't been posting much this week - where do our days go? Whoosh. Straight past.
I have been sewing though, and I'm pleased to say that a new flimsy is almost done.
This one won't be a flimsy though. I've decided to hand quilt it, and it's going on Daughter No. One's bed. Wish me luck with that! I've not hand quilted for a long time.
I did take a photo of the finished thing, but it's disappeared into the depths of the internet.
Not all of my little squares line up but I must admit, I'm pretty pleased with the amount that did. I've decided that sometimes, despite all my best efforts, things do go wrong with quilting. I'm not a pre-washer of fabric, and I'm thinking now that some of my fabrics may stretch/shrink more when I press them. If I cut right, stitch right, do everything right, the only variable is the pressing. Short of washing them all, I'm not sure that there's much I can do. I am a better quilter when I cut larger and trim back, and though it takes twice as long, I am happier with the end result. After twenty years of quilting, I am confident however that I have got my quarter inch seam working properly now!
I'm off now to piece a backing and baste my layers together, and when I do, I shall surely post a picture for you!
Gloriously, divine weather today. The sun is out, the fruit blossoms are blooming and the house is quiet. Life is good!