First up I want to say thank you to everyone who left me lovely comments on my miserable post last Monday. I felt much better after reading them all! I managed to get that WIP back on track and even though it continued to challenge me (a flawed needle almost ruined my quilting), I got it finished up on Friday and was really pleased with how it turned out. Alas, I can't share but you will see in the future :-) After all that, I was in need of some serious piecing. Don't you love piecing? It's my favourite part of the quilting process. I love the preciseness of it and I love the repetitiveness of it - it is soothing to the soul! Plus, I love working through blocks and seeing them come together.
I spent a pleasant few hours this weekend sewing up my blocks for the Stained QAL. I am woefully behind with this, despite my best intentions but am determined to catch up this week. These blocks were deliciously complex to put together - not difficult - just requiring concentration to make sure you got all the pieces put together right. Exactly what I needed. There was a little bit of unpicking from time to time, but nothing too traumatic!
Yesterday I did the 3 massive Block 1s - loved these!
And today I did the 9 blocks 3 and 4.
Having already done the Block 2s, I now have all my blocks pieced. I am ready to cut my sashing strips and piece the quilt top together tomorrow. Yippee! I can't wait to see how this looks. I was doubting the yellow sashing in the blocks, even after all your lovely comments the last time, but the more I worked on these the more it grew on me. I might be a little bit in love. Although, when I was browsing in the Flickr group and saw this quilt top there, I did kind of wonder if I shouldn't have used the Coal. Hmm. Too late now and I am actually very happy with how bright and cheery this quilt is going to be.
Although it is mid April, we are still lighting the fire here some evenings, but after a lovely fresh spring day I think I can finally say that winter is over. You know that means one thing - it's time to do our final Winter Stitching linky list and see what you achieved over the last 5-6 months. I will be posting the linky this weekend so get preparing your posts!!