Despite all of the madness of the last few weeks, I have finally managed to finish my Chevron Quilt for the British Quilt and Stitch Village, which opens on the 26th of April in Uttoxeter.
This project actually all started with a techniques course I did at Quorn Country Crafts about 12 months ago where I made this little quilt which lives on our sofa for my little one to snuggle under whilst watching TV
It was my first time using solids only, and I rather liked them, and as I had quite a few large pieces of leftover fabric I sat down one afternoon, and started sewing strips of them together. I cut them into 12.5 inch squares around my ruler and when I ran out of scraps, I decided to buy some more in purples and blues, and kept going until I had 20 squares.
So after chopping them up I ended up with some alternating chevrons. Well, that was at the start of September, so I procrastinated for a month of two, put on a white border, and then continued to procrastinate for a further 5 months, until the deadline for the show loomed. So in a state of extreme homelessness, and when I should have been harassing Estate Agents and Solicitors I decided to escape to this lovely place in Hinckley for the afternoon.
It was great, I had a nice chat to one of the owners, Fay, did a little quilting, and realised I didn't want to heavily quilt it, so it was feasible to get it finished for the show. I can neither confirm nor deny that I celebrated news of exchanging contracts with buying a little fabric :o).
And so, over last week/end, in a little holiday home in Melbourne in Derbyshire, I finished up the quilting, binding, adding of the sleeve, and the show entry details. And so here we are,
a finished quilt, and I can honestly say I love the front AND the back. Some of the not very straight line quilting doesn't bother me either, as I have finally finished it- thank goodness, I was starting to bore myself with all of the procrastination, well it has been nearly a year of fannying!
This beauty will be hand delivered to the showground by Mr H.O.C on Monday on his way home from work, and I will get to go and see it next weekend, yay. :o))))
I've been pretty busy other than this, but more of that next time....