Phew! Many, many triangles have been cut to make up the 'Hourglass' panels for the quilt. We nipped out to the quilt shop to get the wadding (padding) and 3/4 of a metre of darkish plain fabric to complement the lime green (bogey) green that will make up the hourglass panel. Smurf came too and keenly had an opinion on the colours. In the end a dark purple was the best choice. Smurf wasn't that pleased as he thinks purple is for girls (!) Husb had to convince him it was macho enough!
Husb helps me when I'm cutting with the rotary cutter and quilting ruler. (A labour of love tonight as he'd had a long day at work.)
Totally LURVE this ruler... it is so clever... there are lines ruled all over it so you get the right angles & seam allowances etc. Seasoned quilters may laugh but I cut my last quilt with scissors and an old 30cm ruler. I feel so posh!
The blue, bubbly fabric strips piled on the right are (probably) going to end up as a border. There's something about the necker on a boy scout that reminds me of this panel... hoping it'll look good when it comes together.
I was at the dentist (again) today... brief saga is that he took some more x-rays last time after the root canal teeny plastic rod/filling malarkey & said he'd call & let me know if all was well etc. Anyway, there was a call & I had to go back as he didn't like the look of the x-ray. I feel hunky-dory in the teeth department and was pain free when he investigated. Gotta go back in 3 weeks for another look-see. It is well.