I have actually made a start on No.4's quilt! Yes I know! Amazing, it really is. And I started on the spur of the moment as well. I just decided two nights ago to rip into it. I'm not sure if many of you sew like I do. I just went into this quilt with no idea of what I was really aiming for. I knew that I was having squares and doilies, but as for design, really I was in the dark. So I just began stitching squares together and I have to say I really like it so far.
I might need to find a couple more bigger sized doilies, but that's OK. I don't really know if I'm going to fill in all the small linen squares or just some of them with little doilies and bits of table cloths.
I do think I'll make the whole quilt and then stitch the doilies on in case it shrinks and looks blimmin' awful. And no I haven't pre-washed any of the fabrics. And yes I know that linen mix isn't the same as the cottons and the shrinkage may differ. As I say, I like livin' on the edge a little.
And today I ordered another pile of fabrics as I ran out at cot size! It's very me I'm afraid. Not to worry, they should be here tomorrow. There was a panicky moment or two when I saw that one of the fabrics wasn't available on the online shop. Turns out she just hadn't listed some of them. It sure does pay to ask ladies. Actually it might pay to make sure you have enough fabric in the future when embarking on a quilt, unless you prefer to live on the edge like me.
So this is the quilt so far. I've used bigger linen squares for underneath the doilies for support. 'Cause a doily needs a lot of support you know. I've even decided to do quilting lines either side of each seam which another first for me.
The little lady thinks it's a bit special to finally be getting a real quilt. "Is it really mine?" She keeps asking. Although she's not keen on the spotty squares. Who knows why?? This is a girl that hates to wear stickers and name tags, fake tattoos and pen marks on skin.
I'm thinking, yes I know I've done a bit much of that lately haven't I?!! Anyway I'm thinking that I'll just do more squares around the edges but not any more doilies as it will be less fussy that way. But who knows what it will turn out like in the end. Now I think I've prattled on quite enough for one day! See you later xx