Saturday, December 24, 2011

I have not been idle ...

I've had three blocks prepped for some time but couldn't muster up the enthusiasm to finish them off, 

seeing Sheila's blocks joined together gave me the impetus to finish them off in time for the end of the year.  In the Christmas rush I don't seem to have taken a photo of the third block, I'll have to go and find it and post it up later.  

Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Christmas, and a pieceful New Year.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tah Dah !!:-The centre blocks

This has been so much fun, I can't believe i have finished the blocks, including a couple of extras due to not paying attention in the trimming down to size.

The first one is the replacement block for one i had trimmed too much. A word of warning , I think It's a good idea to mark the actual cutting size on the pattern. Twice i forgot to add the seam allowance... but i will have two gorgeous cushions as a result.

The second picture is of the 24 centre blocks joined with 1 inch sashing. I am really happy with how it is looking, and amazed that the colour spread is pretty balanced. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the colour of each block in relation to its neighbours, so it was pleasant surprise that i hadn't loaded one side or column with any one colour

Now to begin the borders. But probably not until after Christmas.

Wishing everyone "All the Joy of the Season"