So here is some of it. It is still in progress so I will post more photo's as I go, but this is what I have been busy with this last week in the odd hour or two that I can snatch.
Cutting all those square's was excruciating. Then sewing corner's into over 200 of them was even more fun.
I then realized that unlike every other quilt I have made I would not be able to "wing it" with this one so I spent an entire evening drawing out possible design's.
That done it was off the sewing machine. I have done a lot of learning with this quilt. Mainly about fragile fabric's and lining up bloody square's. I have never spent so much time with a seam ripper.
There is something quite nice about having a plan to follow. With each block completed, I marked it off so I wouldn't get confused or lost. It made tracking my progress quite fun. Normally I don't know when I am done until it is done.
With the prep' work done, making the block's went really fast. Trying to keep them in shape was a challenge though. The colour fabric is cotton and the grey is a silk cotton blend, both are from India, well a shop that sell's fabric's and the such from India. The colour's and pattern's in this shop are amazing and so reasonably priced. More on that another time though. I could dedicate a whole entry to this shop.
With one block left to go, I had to call it a day as I was making more mistake's than progress. So hard when you are so close to done. (ish)
Sadly I realized that the selvedge (that is a seam for those not in the know) for this fabric was to small and would be far to fragile to hold together so I have added some very lightweight interfacing to the back of each block. I am hoping this will add more stability, even if it does loose a bit of it's drape.
We take our nappy folding very seriously in this house. That and a bit of sunbathing too.