Like the borders? Worth waiting for? Don't answer that!!! In case you have forgot I had discussions about the borders with Jennifer @ The Inquiring Quilter, I knew I what I wanted with the colours but felt it would be too heavy, too solid. Jennifer had the inspiration of adding the background, inspired or what?
Have a closer look, There is a one inch finished background border, a two inch finished coloured border, and another 1 inch finished background border. The grey of the diamonds was added as cornerstones to the coloured border. In retrospect the corners should all have been lighter in colour to enhance the grey, but I had just about run out of colours and didn't want to repeat any. So, what's the verdict?
So now I need help, can I go on calling it my Circles Quilt? Now the top is finished it needs a proper name, but what? Circles, moons, spheres, diamonds, stuff like that comes to mind but nothing is grabbing me, do you have any inspiration?
I have also caught up (almost) with the Meadowfield Mystery Quilt. Oh yes, I've been motoring.
Look at all those half square triangles! The light colour is a sort of grey blue but the light wasn't wonderful for pics. You should have seen them before I enhanced them. This was month two, the first month was the cutting.
Month three, not only half square triangles but quarter square triangles too, Cheryl is surely the triangle queen. How do I make such wonderful triangles you ask? Well I finally tracked down a shop in the UK that sells BlocLoc rulers, Patchwork Cabin and invested in the six inch one. Although you can't order from the website you can ring and order over the phone. I rang up on the Saturday and my ruler arrived, very well packaged, on the Tuesday, excellent service, and the lady was very helpful and nice too. If you haven't looked at them before BlocLoc rulers come in all different sizes, but by getting just the 6 inch one I could cut blocks up to 6 inches, rather than buying all the sizes, which would be eye wateringly expensive, and I'm mean like that.
This is what I have left from the cutting. Why did I day almost caught up? I messed up cutting one of the quarter square triangles so I have to make another one.
You may have noticed I changed one of my fabrics from my original choice. It was when I realised there was all those half square triangles and the fabric is directional. I also had reservations about it being next to the grey/blue, it didn't quite do it for me. Shame I didn't decide to change it BEFORE I cut it all up..........
No further news on my sewing room sadly, but I can show you......
The newly painted cupboard, now I can get lots of stuff in that. Couldn't show you it now though, it's full of stuff.....
and my quilting books in a corner waiting for some shelves to find a new home.
It has now been three weeks since I ordered the table and chair though and delivery was supposed to be 28 days so fingers crossed the room will be finished by say, Christmas??????
And that's your lot for today, I hope you've enjoyed reading the blog, makes a change from my whinging anyway.
Until next time
Smiles from Kate :-)
Linking up with Lorna @ Let's Bee Social, Kelly @ Needle'n' Thread Thursday, Sarah @ Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?