I've been working away on my Nice People Nice Things quilt lately and have finished another block. This one is called Home.
For the stitchery I used all of my selected threads and for the borders, I used one fabric I had previously used and one 'new' fabric. I have quite a few strips cut up now, so I decided that I will start repeating some of the fabric. This will help 'tie' the quilt together. It also made assembly quicker because I didn't have so much cutting to do.
Before I started patchwork, I was an avid cross stitcher. I may have mentioned this before, but one of my favourite magazines is Cross Country Stitching. Even though I no longer cross stitch, I still subscribe to the magazine and yesterday the latest edition arrived. I always find them very inspiring and am always tempted to do something. I think the main reason I like cross stitch so much is that it's very relaxing. I find it to be similar to knitting in that it's easy to get into a nice rhythm while stitching. It also requires less thinking because you only have to follow a chart and there's no tracing. It's also very compatible with patchwork and can be incorporated into quilts quite easily. The only drawback is that it's very slow - or it is for me. But then I guess that's a good thing too - being able to slow down and enjoy the process.
I've almost convinced myself to get out the aida cloth!
Until next time