Hello hello hello! How are you today? I feel happy happy because I have new boots!
Yesterday I was really lucky because I found what I was looking for, these boots, last pair in my size and my favourite colour! All leather and handmade in Greece by Kokka shoes. And I can were my woollen leg warmers with them! Click the link if you like to see Nero wearing them!
Why I speak about boots even I have a new quilt top to show?! Because I have a ‘thing’ with this quilt project, serious thing.
I was twice lucky with these fabrics. I won them and I won with them. Those gorgeus solids are Scandinavia from Oakshott and the adorable pastel prints are Notting Hill from Annett at Knettycraft. Thank you very much! Fortunately I had purchased bundle of Honeycomb in lovely soft colours. What I won with them? Piece of mind.
Shortly about the process. If you like to read the the beginning post, it’s HERE.
Because I liked these fabrics soooooo much, I didn’t want to waste any. So I cutted the prints as big squares as possible and then made them half square triangles. Oakshott solids I cut to slides and then to retangle triangles.
These fabrics are so amazing beautiful! I’m really sorry that this quilt ended up to remind me one very bad and stressful time last summer. I hope that one day I can make new quilt with the gorgeus Oakshott fabrics and then have only happy memories for that project and quilt. On the other hand these adorable fabrics helped me a lot. I could name this quilt also: ‘Keep Calm and Quilt’!
I made little scuares and drunkard’s paths.
Because I didn’t concentrate well there were difficulties with the block sizes. I just made the flying geese blocks and didn’t care that the hst blocks were not all exactly same size. That I payed later. In summer I left the project to this … (blocks and pieces stored in the closet).
Now when I wanted to finish this, I didn’t want to have those flying goose lines on the sides, because the block sizes didn’t match well. I should have trimmed too much and then the corners would have disappeared.
During several days, trying to make myself to continue this, but prefering to make trees for my ‘Fabric Forest’ or knit or what ever else, I pushed myself to finish this. I arranged the blocks many different ways and finally just made the decision. Now when looking the first photos, I miss the flying geese blocks on the sides. Have to remember that in future.
I feel sorry for these beautiful fabrics! Each fabric, colour and print on this quilt is my favourite! I hope one day I can take this quilt top out from the box and start to quilt it, thinking something nice.
Now I’m heading to something sweet: planning a new baby quilt. If you remember, in my last post I got an idea from my vintage rainbow fabric mosaic. I hope to finish that soon. I’m knitting new leg warmers to wear with my new boots. And for sure I shall make many happy trees!
My sewing machine had cleaning/service and then I finally cleaned and organized a little bit more my sewing room. I turned around all the furnitures before the Christmas. Perhaps next time I welcome you to my sewing space.
I shall join again all my favourite linky parties – look the buttons on the sidelist!
Thank you so much for visiting and reading my blog! Thank you also very much for the sweetest Birthday wishes and comments!