Monday, 27 January 2014

Rainbow Heaven ... Sashing Hell

I have felt energetic today! I've been shopping for the last few things I need for Baby, and a few bits for me too - I found a great background cream-ish fabric on sale at Hobby Craft for £3/meter. Good quality, usable colour. Hobby Craft is a hellish place but every so often you can find a bargain (my background fabric for Cosmos Dust was bought in the same way) - I bought all 3 metres that were left.

I decided to spend some time this afternoon laying out and sashing my City Sampler. So the blocks were sorted as per the layout in the book....

And then I laid them all out looking for the sore thumbs. This is the layout exactly as it is in the book.

There were only a couple of blocks that really needed moving, and one was because I had used the same fabric in two adjoining blocks. Given that I didn't once glance at which block would be next to which block, I'm really pleased that nearly all of them worked - some even worked better than if I had been thinking... but I can't get far enough away from my bed to take a single photo of all the blocks, so you'll have to mentally cut and paste these images together.



I love the rainbow look and there are so many of my favourite fabrics in this quilt - I can't wait to get it finished.

Layout sorted, sashing next (my favourite). But the energetic feeling has waned.... and the idea of all that cutting.... maybe tomorrow! Nap time!

7 comments:

pennydog said...

Looking great! I guess I had better give Hobbycraft a look in more often!

Diane-crewe said...

looking good x cant say I have EVER found a bargin in hoby craft .. have found things to buy though xx lol x

Kay said...

Stunning!! Can't wait to see it finished. I always love to see lots of colour.

Karen M said...

You are ready to birth that baby. I always felt really energetic right before I went into labor. Best wishes.

Linda Craigs said...

Hobby craft without me!

Leanne said...

Your blocks look fantastic all laid out on the bed. Your quilt will be beautiful.

Sonia said...

Wowsers - it's amazing! I feel for you on the sashing but it's going to be soooooo worth it! x