Finally some pictures uploaded! With hubby's help of course. Hey, it wasn't all my fault, for some unknown reason, my USB port decided not to work any longer!
Anyways, here is the start of Kristy's quilt. These are the charm packs I ordered from the Fat Quarter Shop, Nick helped me pick out these particular ones, I think they were called 'Sweethearts' as Kristy's favourite colour is pink. And this quilt is certainly very PINK! I ordered 8 charm packs, with 35 5" squares in each pack. I just went with sewing them together in strips but laying them in a diagonal pattern and filling in the outer edges with a triangle.
Here are my rows and rows and rows.....
And finally....sewing these rows together. I had enough 5" squares to make a good sized top - its about 65" x 85", so definitely a good size for a single bed.
Friday afternoon I roped hubby into helping me sandwich the quilt together - such a tedious job and the one part of quilt making that I really detest even though I cheat and use 505 spray to make everything stick together. Friday night I finally started the machine quilting, and most of Saturday and Sunday morning.....the quilting is about halfway done. I have 4 days left until Kristy's birthday. Do you think I"ll get it done in time?
Sunday afternoon was a stitching get together at Anita's with my wonderful group of stitching friends - the time went by far too quickly, and I didn't get nearly enough stitching done and of course too much eating, and the best part of all, lots of laughing and fun.
Tomorrow hubby and I have a very, very important meeting to attend ~ please send good thoughts our way for this. It means a great deal to us for this to go well ... more info will follow, but superstitious me, I'm afraid of doing anything that may upset the balance.