This week I've been cutting and cutting for the next border of my Mrs Billings quilt. There are hundreds of pieces to cut. I need 200 of the diamonds in the background print and 200 in my coloured prints. I need 204 of the little triangles in the background print and 200 in the coloured prints. And then I need to put dots at the seam intersections on the back to make it easier to piece the borders together. Whew!
I've just finished the background print cutting this afternoon, so I'll get busy on the other prints soon ... wow, this has been time consuming. And in other quilty news, I'm almost finished all the blanket stitching now too - just a few leaves to go. How fun to be getting on top of things.
It's been a while since I shared any shoe purchases - and you all know I'm way into shoes, so here are some sweeties that I picked up on Thursday. The weather has warmed up here so I'd been thinking of picking up a cute sandal for Christmas, and these fitted the bill. Aren't they darling? I just love them.
While I was putting them away I found a pair of ballet flats I'd picked up a couple of months ago and instantly forgot about. They're so cute in a gold and black tiger stripe. I'll have to break them out and start wearing them too.
Something else that kept me busy this past week was the final bits and pieces for my Farmers Wife Sampler quilt. Won't be long now until our guild show - I dropped off my quilt on Friday, and believe me I was so relieved to have the hanging sleeve and label finished in time. I'll be sure to share a picture when it's hanging up.
Hopefully my next post will be more newsy, so I'll chatter really soon! xox