Pinning quilts is never my favourite part of the quilt making process, especially as I usually do it on my hands and knees on the sitting room floor. I don’t have one of those large handy fold up tables, so the floor it is. This quilt is only lap sized, and on reflection, I probably could have used the dining table. But never mind, the job is now done and it means that I am one step closer to completion. Not that I’m panicking yet, I still have several weeks till D Day. I want to have it completed by the end of June.
This memory quilt has been made with star blocks using items of clothing. The star centre is part of a casual shirt, while the points have been made using a light jacket, and the pale blue sashing comes from a dress shirt. The fabric for the background fabric and setting squares are from my stash. My next job will be to do the straight line quilting around all the blocks, then decide what to do in the stars. Working with lots of different fabrics was certainly a challenge, and I am rather pleased with how it all came together. Now I just have to keep working steadily to get it finished in time.