The quilt top is presently in the hands of a good friend who is doing the machine quilting for me. This quilt is a gift for a dear friend who is moving away in April, and this will be a little something for her to remember her stay time in Penrith.
There is in fact one 'humble' block in the quilt top. Not thinking, I accidentally put a dark green hexagon in one of the centres instead of the light beige I had originally cut for it. I'll consider this a good luck move.
A competition dartboard is almost 18" in diameter so this is full size and with the background fabric the entire wall hanging is approximately 20" square. I've put a rod pocket on the back so that my brother in law can hang it where he pleases, and pin his dart badges and pins where he wishes to.
Wanting a new project to work on, (and I'm sure we all get that urge now and again), I dug out the Amy Butler fabrics that I received from my daughter last year for my birthday. I've decided to create a quilt top using 16" square quilt blocks. Although these fabrics and colours would not be my first choice, my daughter was genuinely trying to get me to think 'outside the box' so to speak. So here are the pictures of the first three blocks.
|The Garden Block|
I've got the next set of instructions for the fourth block, but it will be waiting in the wings as I've gone back to yet another couple of UFO's and plan on finishing two quilts using my Birthday blocks from all my quilting friends from the last two years.