Here is where the 'suprise quilt' is up to. I only have two diagonal seams left to sew, and I haven't managed to work up the energy today to do it. What I have done is a little knitting on the current sock, and this afternoon I even took a little Nanna nap. This week must have taken more out of me than I thought, as it's rare for me to sleep in the daytime.
I should be able to finish the seams this evening, and then put the border on. I've chosen a cute William Morris style print for the border, it should look great. It would be nice to get the quilt basted tomorrow so I can get busy on the quilting.
There were a few questions about blocks being different sizes having been stitched by different people. Good call - I did anticipate there might problem with that. There were two blocks that I had to use a scant seam on the block when attaching to the sashing strips. One had to be eased a little, and hopefully the quilting will hide any problem that will create. I knew that sashing strips would have to be used, it would have been a nightmare to put together if the blocks were to abut each other.
I mentioned my sock knitting earlier - just before I started preparing dinner, I picked up the instep stitches and started working along the foot. So, I'm on the home stretch of the second natural/cream coloured sock. Something I'm going to do after I finish up this sock is unravel the first pair of socks I knitted. I haven't actually worn the first socks because I don't like the pattern as much as the one I'm using now. Because the yarn was quite a pricey one, I thought I'd knit the wool up with the Patons pattern. I know I'll like it a lot better.
Last up, a quick shout out to my friend Jenny, she popped in for an unexpected visit this afternoon, and it was wonderful to see her. Let's have a sewing 'play date' soon hon, I'll put the coffee on!