Laying them out on the living room floor, watched by Pippin, who nonchalantly walked across the whole lot as I laid the final one down, scattering the whole thing across my slidey wooden floor... deep breath, start again!
Sewing the top together and seeing it take shape, excited by the prospect of the hand-quilting, which I love.
The satisfaction I get from the mitred corners knows no bounds.
And then seeing it folded neatly, finished, at last. Sigh.
My inspiration came from Jane Brocket's Domestic Front Quilt which is on page 170 of The Gentle Art of Domesticity. There is no pattern, as such, so I guess-timated and each big square is 8" square, with the middle square measuring 4". Each of the six rectangles surrounding the middle square measures 2" x 4". These are all the finished measurements and I added a 1/4" seam allowance on each side. The finished quilt measures 64" x 80".
I see that Jane's book is coming out in March and is called Inspired to quilt. I love her quilts and they are my inspiration, so it is the perfect title, in my opinion.
One last peek, yes? Ok, here you are: