Saturday, 26 May 2012

Last Yoko Saito Block

This is the last in my series of blocks from Yoko Saito's book "138 Original Applique Designs".
It is a bit sad to come to the end of the blocks for this quilt.

But the next stage will be fun too. The blocks now need trimming back - I always make applique backgrounds larger than needed so I can trim them back once the applique is done and 
have them completely square.

I have a couple of fabrics put aside for the sashings - one darker than the other, so it will be interesting to see if I go with my original choice - the lighter one. Then there are borders - and of course more applique - yeah! Can't wait to get those sashings on!!

But it will be a while away - sorry.  I have to finish a Playmat for my nephew and his wife's new baby and her cot quilt needs some hand quilting. Plus I am hand quilting some of the Jo Morton Quilt too. The poor old 1800s Antique Sampler is really taking a back seat with the hand quilting - it will get done - one day!!!! That is quite a line up of hand quilting - oh why I don't I like to machine quilt more.


  1. Busy Busy. I think you need a few days off to stitch, sew & quilt.