One of the good thing about this virus.
Time to start the new quilt


Firstly, the shawl is finished and blocked.  I changed the pattern slightly so achieve the fit I wanted.  I'm going to get a lot of wear out of this one.

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Next, lots of reverse sewing. That disaster quilt just has to come undone and I have to be so careful unpicking it because all the seams are on the bias.

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I have worked out how to save it, with the help of my friend Angela.  Lots of text messages later we agreed on this mock-up I came up with.

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The extra squares in red on the body are appliqued in place and although the piping in the picture is actually masking tape I was able to get some fabric fairly near this colour.  I intend to bind it in this as well.

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And whilst in the fabric shop I saw this display of Riley Blake fabrics.

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I have just the quilt for it in my mind, I just have to draw it up and work out how much fabric I need.


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Queenie Patch

That is one FABULOUS shawl. I am green with envy.
The display of blue and yellow fabric is a delight for the eye.
Good luck with rescuing the disaster quilt. Bias seams are tricky.

Carolyn Foley

Thank you.  I have to say I am pleased with the shawl and that quilt is coming together, but slowly.


You have my sympathy. I've just been taking the border off a saree length for dressmaking purposes, and that's been a lot of careful unpicking because sarees are such delicate fabrics!

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