Quite a while ago I did a market for my Dad's ironwork and I bought several metres of calico to cover the trestle table. So without much in the fabric budget right now I have put the calico to use, a quilt top - just because I had to do something. I've cut it into strips, squares, rectangles and sewed it all back together with a few linen & double gauze placements. I wanted to keep it simple so there's not too much going on. We'll see where the hand quilting takes it.
The calico is a little coarse - this one is going to be hard wearing...
You can't see how nice the double gauze below is in this photo, it's some nani iro by naomi ito - it's so lovely & soft with painted flowers & patterns on it. The linen above is also some nani iro by naomi ito - 'yes' I like her fabrics very much.
fill-in-the -blanks' quilt top for flip, I just can't - that wouldn't be right. It's quite difficult to work on, well I'm finding it difficult, I did a few houses last night and it's quite taxing. There are only about 3 rows of houses to go. I'm looking forward to the hand quilting, I just can't seem to get the darn top finished. You should see the mess in our dining room at the moment from last night - it's still there today. I'm hoping to get a spurt and carry on with it, or maybe a good kick in the pants is what I need. Hopefully something happens soon as the day is nearly over :) and we'll be at the beach tomorrow - hoorah for the warm weather!