I'm so proud of myself - I've finished the blocks for my Nice People Nice Things quilt! Yes, it's a miracle I know.
To finish off the quilt, I made 6 of these plain heart squares. This is the front of one example. I just blanket stitch appliqued the heart onto a piece of fabric the same size as the stitcheries, and then completed the block in the same way.
My Mum and I came up with this idea as a way of giving a bit of variety to the stitcheries.
For the heart blocks I was able to use up all of the fabric strips I had already cut.
When I looked at the fabric I had left in 'the bag', I was pleased to see that I managed to use up most of the fabric I had chosen for the quilt and only have some of the stitchery fabric left which will be perfect for my next project.
I lay all of the blocks out on the floor yesterday until I had an arrangement I (and Flossie who insisted on helping) I liked.
Today I have been sewing the blocks together. To do that, you just put 2 blocks together (back to back) and stitch 1.5" in from the edge which ends up being right next to the batting. I used my zipper foot to make this easier.
Then you just press that seam open. See how it's on the right side?
You then press a small hem on the edge of the sashing so that it sits over the seam.
All that's left is to sew down the sashing. The pattern suggests different ways of doing this - with a decorative machine stitch for example or by hand. I've decided to do mine by hand.
So that's where I'm up to. Not sure when I will get the sewing done but at least I can see the end.
Until next time