I didn't mean to sound like a thread snob yesterday, but the girls have some thread that came in one of those sewing kits you can buy. I tried to use some once in a cheap and desperate attempt as it was the colour I desired and I didn't feel like going out to buy some. It broke, and tangled, and generally was a complete nightmare. But this Gutermann polyester - well, if I had only known they had it days ago I probably would have been much nicer to them because I would have had a distraction while housebound.
Needless to say I have been sewing today. We will skip through the unpleasant bits like the huge grocery shop, or the washing of bins (yuck!). No, all that is immaterial because I finished my Stained
I went for a wider sashing around the perimeter just because I wanted to. Now I will have to piece a backing but I just don't care. Have I mentioned that I love this quilt top?
Can you tell what I used to pin this to while taking the photos? Here's a wider shot.
It worked remarkably well and I must remember it for future reference. The wind was less cooperative than the swing set.
I am so glad I joined Sarah's QAL because when I envisioned this quilt in all different fabrics I never thought that it would be such a 'me' quilt. But it is and this one is for me, no one else but me.
So many of my favourite fabrics are in this quilt. Not all of them because I would not use ones with a white background for this pattern. But I squeezed in as many that made me smile as I could.
Well, I'll have to think about the pieced backing now. And I can because I have plenty of this now.
I suppose I had best go and get the girls from school as they were so kind as to oblige me and stay for the whole day. Bless them, I do like them again. Absence does make the heart grow fonder.