Wednesday, 16 January 2019
This is a lovely design I bought a couple of years back (from the now defunct shop in Newcastle Emlyn I think). I began cutting out the small squares for one of the borders on Sunday, whilst listening to the Archers Omnibus. The pattern calls for 288 - 16 squares of 18 different patterns. As I found half a 2 1/2" charm pack I incorporated those too. They are just 2 1/2 inches each square! I couldn't get back to sleep this morning after waking up at 3.50, so after an hour I got up and came downstairs and baked a loaf and some Lemon Drizzle Muffins to take to my patchwork class. I sewed a few Patience 9-patch blocks together but did all the rest at my sewing class this afternoon. Next is the applique part.
To start with I put all the little squares in a boxfile, and have some left over so think I will probably make a table runner with them, in my spare time!
Above - here they are all laid out, so you get an idea of the overall effect, and below, a close-up of one area to show you the fabrics used.
The sideways owls aren't sewn to the next block so just need straightening up the right way.
Finally - the Lemon Drizzle Muffins. O.M.G. they are DIVINE!! I handed them round at class, but have to confess I have eaten . . . ahem. . . several myself!!