|Ruby's Moda "Good Morning" charm pack|
Monday morning they all came over, and we all worked on the layout on my "design wall" - a flannel back plastic tablecloth which I find works a treat. You can roll it all up and take it with you to a quilt day, or simply for use it for storage until you can get to sew again.
|Big sister Holly helping lay out the blocks|
|All in the act - Ruby & Mum laying out the blocks, Holly supervising & Laura watching on|
Morning tea, and the younger girls decided playing cards was better value, but I could see that Holly was itching to get behind the sewing machine. Not a good idea to sew Ruby's quilt, so I dug out a pack of blocks I had precut some time ago as a charity quilt for Stitching Hearts, and set Holly to work on that.
So I cut sashing for Ruby's quilt, Holly sewed, and Michelle made a label for her quilt. Tibby supervised proceedings from my chair. Holly, bless her, put together almost all the blocks for a lap quilt, so now all I need to do is sew them all together.
Here is a selection of them. The blocks came about in the first place, because I found a bundle of 6" squares in the charity cupboard. 6" squares are actually quite hard to deal with as there isn't much you can do with them. Its a difficult size for being alternate blocks to pieced blocks, and you can't make HSTs from them, as the resulting block ends up a weird size. So this is what I came up with. The sashing on them is a pile of 2 1/2" strips from my precut strips bag cut to fit. So win, win. Squares are used, and so are a bunch of strips, and a charity quilt to boot.
Update on Ruby's quilt tonight is that over half the sashing pieces are now sewn on! What determination from a 7 year old. Way to go Ruby!
I have suggested that she enter it in the local quilt show next year.
Til next time...... keep on stitching.