Friday, 10 May 2013

Having to sit down has its advantages

Thank you for all your well wishes and sympathetic posts about my ankle. It is getting better and the bruising is rather spectacular!!  My pride is healing too and I'm sure before long I will be donning the lycra and running shoes and going out in public again!!

Not being able to stand for long periods of time due to my poorly ankle has meant that I have been able to do some piecing without feeling guilty for not working.   I have finished the blocks for my 'granny squares quilt'.  I have just put them up on the design wall to have a look at.  Thank you all for your input about whether or not to sash them.  I have decided on a compromise.  I am going to sash them in white but use a very narrow one, only 1/2 inch finished.  This is because I don't like the area where the points meet without sashing.  It makes a bulky point and my heart is in my mouth each time I hear my trusty Gammill go 'clunk' over those seams.  This way there will be a gap so no 'clunk' (she hopes!)

(I wish I was better a taking photos - this picture looks really washed out but the colours are really bright in real life..My phone did an update and now I can't find all my edit buttons to tweak the colour.  I'm useless with technology so apologies for the wishy washy photos)

I think I will quilt it with an allover large daisy.  I don't want it too heavily quilted.  As it will be for my granddaughters first big bed, (which is pink!!) I am wondering whether to try and get some flannel fabric for the back so it will be ultra snuggley.  I'll have to wait a few more days till I can drive again to go hunting for backing.  I am going to use the red spot that I have to make the binding.  I will post some pictures of it once it is finished and quilted.

Have a good weekend.


1 comment:

  1. Sorry about your ankle but your blocks are lovely! I just discovered your blog and have been enjoying reading all your posts. You are a wonderful quilter :).