...today when I thought I was already in the Iron Man Challenge (a challenge I`ll be participating in at the FQ Retreat where teams compete to finish a quilt top in the quickest time).
I have so much to do this month that there is only one way to work. Quickly.
So I left you yesterday with a pile of cut up orange and pink fabric - the yummies provided by the wonderful Jennifer so that I could make a quilt for Lynne`s quest to gather together 50 quilts for Siblings Together. I used Jennifer`s (another Jennifer) curved ruler on Tuesday. Yesterday, I pieced the blocks (so easy with Jennifer`s ruler) and squared them up. They come in at 8'' x 6''.
I was originally going to join all the blocks together with no sashing so there was a huge riot of pink and orange but then the Kona white I had been waiting on arrived and sashing became an option.
Today, I joined the blocks in to groups of four. I was going to sash both vertically and horizontally but then I actually really liked the vertical only sashing. It reminded me of alien pods going toward the space ship. Or is that only me?
I then added a border and the top comes in at 69'' x 51''. Here it is on the kitchen floor. It is a beautiful sunny evening here but the terrace is dusty and I just didn`t want this baby getting dirty during the photo shoot!
So I shall take this with me to England in 3 weeks time and baste and quilt it before sending it to Siblings Together. Another tick off the list.
Talking of siblings, I received some worrying news about my younger brother yesterday morning - he is in hospital in France and has a long recovery ahead of him. Please think positively for him. This quilt top has kept me busy and I`m very grateful for that.