It`s been a chilly, windy and rainy day here today. Zaki finished pre-school yesterday as next week it is Eid here (the biggest religious holiday of the year) and so we will be off to the in-laws for a few days. Everything shuts down for 3 days and it`s difficult to get bread and vegetables for it seems like forever as everyone enjoys the holiday and takes a well earned break.
So today I got on with piecing my Drunkard`s Path (DP) blocks for the QAL. Apart from a couple of initial blocks, I soon got the hang of the curved piecing and there was scope for trimming them down built into the dimensions. I do like a block where you can trim it to size as however hard I try, my blocks are never exactly square. Why is that? So I`m all caught up and while there`s still a little tinkering to do with the colour layout, I`m pretty much ready to sew them together.
I used a Central Park charm pack and even though this is going to be a baby quilt, it`s still pretty small and will need a border round it to pad it out a bit. So 2 QALs caught up with.
When I was writing yesterday`s post I was surrounded by hungry people asking when supper was going to be ready so I was under pressure to get it done and completely forgot to show you what I received in The Scrappy Swap 2011. My partner turned out to be Hannah who lives in Columbia, Missouri. She sent me some gorgeous scraps, a lovely needle-case and some chocolate. Win. Win. Win.
So thank you Hannah for a great package and to the lovely Kat who organized a fabulous and energetic swap. It`s not quite over as my partner still hasn`t received her swap goodies. I hope she doesn`t have to wait much longer!
I`m now off to work more on my second design for the Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap and I`ll show you that tomorrow. Have a great Friday. Anyone in England doing fireworks this weekend?