Friday, May 13, 2022

Ten blocks, yay!

I'm so thrilled to have finished my tenth Lily Rosenberry block today, I have six to go to complete the body of the quilt. So, I laid them all out on the family room floor ...

I love the area in the foreground where all the berries come together, it's going to be the centre of the quilt, and I'm sure will really draw the eye. This project will be hand quilted, and that is something I just can't wait to start. It's a while away though - even once the last blocks are finished, the border will be an exercise in patience, it's filled with those darling red berries too. Stamina ... hopefully I have it!

There were three quilt related parcel deliveries today. I ordered some of the beautiful new Edyta Sitar Christmas fabric. I just fell in love with it and it finally arrived:

My plan is to make a tree skirt for a darling friend. And I'll make one for me too ... because of my love for this fabric collection haha

The second item was some books I purchased from a friend who is scaling back a little:

Both of these books are filled with projects I would definitely love to make. And I certainly have the stash to support that ambition.

The last of the deliveries is some fabric that I discovered was an absolute necessity!

Last weekend I thought it might be wise to cut out the border strips, and then the remaining background squares for the Lily Rosenberry quilt. When I purchased the fabric a while back I decided to use a double wide backing piece as I like the way the script is scattered haphazardly on it rather than directional like on the yardage from the range. I worked out how much I needed and placed my order. The store let me know that they only had two smaller pieces that made up the amount I needed and I figured it would be okay. Well ..... as it turned out, it wasn't okay. Each of the pieces almost had enough for an extra row/border (they're the same width) but fell about 2 inches short. So I had two pieces of 15" wide fabric after I'd cut most of what I needed, but needed them to be 17". This fabric has been hard to find for a while, but fortunately I was able to get an additional metre and it got here in record time!

I keep thinking I should order even more and use it for the backing too, but would that be too blah? I am very undecided. But if I dither over it too long the decision will be made for me I guess!

That has been my stitching week - not exciting, but still great. I'm thinking I'll still be obsessing over applique for a bit yet - while I'm inspired I need to run with it, so let's see what I have to share with you next week! Big hugs, and chatter soon! xox


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you are doing lovely applique work so it is ok to obsess about it!! it is looking good - love the print fabric!

Cathy said...

Your blocks are so beautiful. It's always sad when you don't have enough fabric to finish a project. Hugs

Janet O. said...

The Rosenberry quilt is going to be a stunner. Yes, where all the berries meet really draws the eye.
Looks like you have had some very fun mail lately. I had not seen that Edyta Sitar line before. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

Janet said...

Lily is gorgeous. I don't think it would be boring at all for a backing. If you like it, go for it.
All your goodies are wonderful. Edyta Sitar fabric is beautiful. I had not seen that one.
Have a great weekend.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Love the Lilly blocks I have 4 Carol Hopkins books She has great patterns I did her Alexander Bean Pot Hugs

cityquilter grace said...

such beautiful'll be a true heirloom when finished and hand quilted too...good for you!


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