Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Geese and a PIG

It didn't take long to finish all the flying geese for 'Easy Street', as I'm only making half the number Bonnie suggests.  I used the rulers she suggests, which mean cutting triangles and sewing them together instead of the (more wasteful) method with squares.  I don't know why I practise economy, when I really need to get using my stash!  But, just as a leopard can't change its spots, a scrappy quilter can't bear to waste fabric!  I'm very satisfied with what I've done so far.  Now on to the PIG.
 A friend of mine gave me a PIG (Project In Grocerybag) ie. a partly finished quilt in a carrier bag with all the templates and pieces to finish it!  It was really for Linus, as she said she started it years and years ago, and knew she would never finish it.  I accepted it with thanks (as ever) but when I looked in the bag, I realised that not only was it a bit dark for Project Linus, but also, it was made of Laura Ashley and Sanderson scraps (along with other lovely fabrics) which must surely have held lots of memories for Sue.  So I contacted her and offered to finish it for her if she wanted.  She took a little persuading, but finally admitted that she would love it to be finished, but couldn't ask!

Here it is - nearly finished, but just needing a bit of sewing of hexagons on the edge and a few extra ones inserting on the corners.  I quickly zig-zagged the hexagons on, layered and quilted it in the ditch.  (Not all the ditches, just enough to hold it together!)

And here it is in all its glory!  I put a scrappy binding on it, and it looks gorgeous!  The colour choices show a flair for colour, and I'm sure that Sue will be very pleased at the result.  Is this a case of making a silk quilt out of a PIG's ear?!

1 comment:

Liz said...

What a good friend and a nice quilt full of memories. Well done Lynda