I am struggling with the border I am putting on to the Round Robin my sewing group is doing at the moment. Am I putting off going to my machine to keep piecing?? Of course I am not, this is a terribly important function I am performing right now (grin).
I decided to do a Migrating Geese pattern for this border, which looks wonderful, but it is taking me a month & a day to construct, let alone all the cutting involved. So far I have pieced 3 sides. I am planning to put plain corner squares in the each of the four corners, mostly because I couldn't work out how to turn those pesky corners! I am not sure whether I will simply use some of the fabrics in the quilt itself, or add in a new fabric altogether. It is currently on the floor, my design wall, with various bits of fabric folded into the corners while I decide.
I can't show pictures as I know that at least one person from my group comes by every so often, so until the day of the Big Reveal, I can't put up the photos I have taken along the way. Perhaps a series of posts on the Round Robin is on the cards in May once we have given the RR back to its owner.
On another note, I received a wonderful letter today from my Aussie Hero who received the quilt "Adventures in Black & Yellow" which I posted off in February. He has included a photo of himself with the quilt. It is so special to see the face of the person for whom you have made a quilt! There is a great big tank behind him, so the splash of colour looks good. He has been in the Australian Army for 6 years. Prior to that he was in the Staffordshire Regiment, whose colours are black & yellow, so that is why he asked for those colours.
I went down to Jan-Maree's (co-ordinator of Aussie Heros) yesterday. The weather was apalling! Torrential rain, and visibility was poor. Quite scary driving the F3 in those conditions, so I made my way down in a fairly sedate fashion compared to my usual blat down the freeway. There were only a couple of us there, but we still managed to churn out a fair bit of piecing. JM had us piecing backings to start with, then in the afternoon, we pieced blocks.
Well, I can't procrustinate any longer. Geese: Watch out, here I come!
Until next time, keep stitching......