(Progress since my last post!)
|A half -|
|-plus a half -|
|- makes a Whole!|
I managed to have a solid few days on my French General Trip Around The World over the weekend and I was surprised at how quickly it came together. It was fun to see the design emerging as I joined the rows :-)
Hopefully I have fixed all the little mis-sews I made while piecing the second half :-) BUT please, if you see something wrong please let me know!!
[Thank you to Leeann who found an oopsie for me! Just as well I wasn't too keen to get it basted for quilting :-)]
I had a couple of comments after my last post about my 'rows joined perfectly'... believe me, not all of them are, but I thought I would share a couple of technique photos which may be helpful for those who were wondering....
|Each row was pressed in a different direction than the row before; and I marked|
the direction with an arrow as I sewed each row.
|I didn't use many pins but I did make sure the seams met and nested properly;|
my seam allowance wasn't always perfect so I did a bit of controlling with
my fine tipped scissors.
When I started this quilt I told myself that I wouldn't stress if the seams didn't meet up properly - I could really have driven myself mad making sure it was perfect!!
(hope that's of some use ♥)
Now to get some quilting happening!
We've had some beautiful days recently so I took my camera with me when I was doing my farm chores. You can click on the photos to see more detail :-)
|I'm always inspired to make a 'many shades of brown' quilt at this time of the year,|
love seeing all the colours of the calves.
|And I enjoy taking scenic shots of calves feeding with a nice backdrop.|
I particularly liked this photo with the contour of the paddocks giving a
We have started weaning the older calves but we are still waiting for 3 cows to calve so I'll be out on the farm for quite a while yet :-)
Thank you for reading along, I hope your week's going well,