|My beloved Thirties prints aren't everyone's cup of tea!|
Then I started on the block for the cushion. We started our first class with a nine patch and we are going to finish with a nine patch - only it's a bit more advanced! The Card Trick is a lovely block, using half and quarter square triangles. You need to be very accurate or your points don't match and the effect is spoilt.
|Pinned and ready to sew|
|Just to prove it IS a Nine-Patch|
|Accurate piecing is essential|
|Marking the borders|
|Ready to sandwich the cushion front|
I've loved doing this project. This afternoon I am going to sit and mark the sashing for both quilts and make the Card Trick Block for the second quilt.
I know it seems a lot of fuss to hand sew and mark every seam but for me every part is a relaxation. If I want to make a quilt quickly I just get the machine out and put my foot down.
If I get time I'll start the next part of the mystery quilt. I made this a long time ago as a mystery quilt for some of my friends. Alison and I already have made two each - probably about fifteen years ago but these are slightly different. We couldn't find the instructions for some of the parts so had to make them up again.
I have a list of about a dozen things to do this Bank Holiday weekend and I think I've ticked four or five. I'm totally chilled out though and that wasn't even on my list.
There's an enormous pile of fabric that needs to be tidied and put away before the end of the day and a teetering basket full of ironing but it's only 10am and there's a stack of little triangles waiting in anticipation. Iron or sew? No contest.