Anyhow, in the light of this, it seemed appropriate that I switch today's post from Little Red Riding Hood to the Animal Quilt for Felix I am making. It is nearly finished, but then it is a very simple quilt.
I had been gifted two pieces measuring about 20 x 21". Really, two generous fat quarters by one of my bee mates back in Beeabee2017. I actually had set aside the coordinating green fabric aside to go with a project for my husband's sweater , when I saw how well it went with the animal fabrics. I am not sure where the green came from. It may actually have been gifted at the same time, but I have a feeling I bought it.
Anyhows, I cut everything into 5" squares, as far as it would go. My first layout was square. I like square quilts. Most people's quilts tend to be oblong though, so I re laid them out. I thought I was one green block short, so I decided to go with it, and make it 2 green blocks short. I improvised and will embroider some details on these.
The total size was a bit skimpy. Only about 26" in breadth.
So, off to the pile it high shop and I bought some orange/peach spot and some green spot for border and binding. I was going to border with the orange/peach and bind with the green. Of course, as soon as I got home I changed my mind. The peachy orange was just a bit too strong, a bit in your face. I am feeling rather smug here, I managed to mitre the corners. Now, they are not perfect, so don't go zooming in, but they aren't bad. The thing about mitred corners is, the first is tricky, but when you master it, you feel rather good. Until you get to the last one, and it becomes a fiend in itself.
I am acutally a bit further on here. I have finished quilting. Just straight up and down, side to side in the ditch sort of quilting. It works best for baby quilts I think. No photos as I wasn't expecting to post this! Photo update soon.
There's snow forecast here the next few days. We aren't geared up to snow here. We get a couple of inches of snow, and everybody rushes indoors and battens down the hatches. I am no exception, it is great in front of the fire. So, I am expecting a finish on this soon, half a dozen books read and maybe a couple of jumpers knitted!