Fleur made this Toile quilt for her 2 year old granddaughter, who has a king single bed, Fleur thought 86" x 86" would hang down the sides of the bed nicely as well as take her granddaughter through later in life. It is a classic, timeless quilt. That's why we went for simple quilting over cotton/bamboo batting.
With 484 3" squares this was a rather lengthy job. See my high tech demo of how I marked the centre of each block. I was reluctant to use any marking pens for registration points, as I was worried the water used to remove my blue marker might cause bleeding of the red dye.
A ruler & pin.......measure to find the middle of each square, once found, quilt!
Working on a secret BOM I have piles of fabric ready to be bagged into special treat bags, along with a pattern & of course fabrics.
Somewhere in the days are the trips to the dump with piles of old 'stuff' eg; old fences, dead trees etc etc.
Somehow all this sorting & organizing helps to feel ready to take on the year, but when our cat Brian has decided to try the life of a gypsy & walk back to our old house, hang out there for 2 weeks, then be happy to hop in our car & come home for a week, then walk back to the old house again, you do get to thinking! Still we know where he is & we know the people, so maybe we will share him?
The heart is the tender thingxxx