Ok so the fog has lifted. Two children have made it back to school - reluctantly, it has to be said - and one is at home but on the mend. I feel much better too, all the medication of yesterday has kicked the virus into touch and although I regret not having bought Kleenex shares I can cope.
I can show you a new quilt for the boys now.
Moving on... one of my end of year (and why not?) resolution is trying to use up as much of my current 'stock' as possible, be it wool (more of this to come) or fabric... and let me tell you, there's plenty of both in this little room!
This tied perfectly with the desire to make the boys a laptop quilt each and finally throw away those ghastly fleecy blanket they have had since they were little... horrible synthetic things.... shudder. I dove inside my stash (not as figuratively a maneuver as you think) and found a couple of rolls of cotton from IKEA... I then dug-out of my wadding box (full of smallish pieces I'm unable of throw away) and got to work.
I had never 'quilted-as-you-go' before and it worked out ok. The fabric had printed stripes so I places a square of wadding on a square of fabric (1/4 bigger all around) and quilted along the printed lines. I then spray basted the fabric for the reverse onto the already quilted front and re-quilted in the ditch along all the squares in a grid. Hope this make sense..
I tried to keep the 'mostly blue' squares going vertically and the 'mostly green' horizantal... the orange square was a last minute whim and it's my favourite one. The boys have complained about the two pink strips (horror!! pink!!) but they have to get to more in touch with their feminine side so that's ok!
And a good hot wash and dry.
No 2 has claimed it already so that's a compliment, no?