A little while back I joined in on the
Christmas Charm Square Swap
hosted by Angie over at Summerfield Quilts
and this parcel arrived yesterday all the way from the U.S.
112 x 5" Charm Squares
so I sorted them all out in color groupings - so many beautiful prints but now what am I to do with them.
I originally went this way. Thinking about rows, 10 x 11 sashed in white
With the aim of creating a Christmas themed Picnic quilt.
I had a couple of rows all sewn together but then decided NO!
A lot of the prints are directional and if I kept going this way then there is a right and wrong way on the quilt so a quick rethink, some unpicking and a little more sewing and I've created this.....
My aim now is to create 4 of these and then twist each one 1/4 of a turn so it doesn't matter which way you approach the picnic rug some of the prints will be in the right direction :o)
Still in the thought process on adding extra sashings etc to make it big enough and because of this I don't think that it will be finished in time to use this year but that is OK because I am also toying with the idea of a little hand quiting.
This is very much a "wing it" or "make it up as you go" project.
Wish me luck,
A HUGE thank you to Angie for hosting this swap, it has been so much fun.