Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Avoiding housework in more ways than one

I am finding "Pretty Penelope" (as I have nick-named this quilt-to-be) to be an absolutely addictive plaything. To design the quilt layout, first I had to make as many blocks as I want (at least to start with, I could always make more or exclude some if necessary).
Then I arranged all the strips before doing any sewing.

Next I made the cornerstones and laid them all out. I had to avoid placing the black cornerstone with a black frame as the four-patches were totally lost where that occurred.
So, the entire quilt is currently laid out on the "design floor" (i.e. the floor, in lieu of a "design wall"). You can see only the first couple of rows are assembled. There is a lot of sewing to do before this floor can be swept!! Hmm... avoiding housework by making quilts works in a few ways, doesn't it?


Shelly said...

What wonderful work! This will be a gorgeous quilt.

Teresa said...

Me likee!!! It's a wonderful fabric line and your creativity is showing it off in a fab way!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Mimi said...

Looks great!! Make sure you show the completed quilt!1