You're seeing this from the side as it's too big to hold up the other way. The width of the quilt is now exactly what I need for the bed so my next task is to fill in the half hexagons that will complete the sides and give me straight edges. What you are seeing at the bottom of the image above is the right hand side of the quilt where I intend to join a dark diamond to a pale triangle so the pattern of tumbling blocks isn't interrupted.
I've just placed a couple of patches here to give the impression of how that'll work. I have to make 2 more rows of tumbling blocks at the top and the same at the bottom and I'll be almost there! My sister doesn't know it yet but I'm planning to commission her to quilt it on her longarm machine. I had thought I might hand quilt it at one point but I don't think it would be finished in my lifetime!
It's dangerous to spend time trawling the internet when you're under the weather. You feel sorry for yourself and think you need a treat. I might not have had much energy but I wasn't too feeble to press 'buy me' buttons. These seemed tempting!
It's great to be feeling back to normal and I like to have options on the go so there's always something I can be working on. I've narrowed my selection of beads and Madeira Lana threads down to a few colours and found out some coarse linen that was sold for polishing windows. I'm sure I can come up with something more creative to do with it than that.
My trusty Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Stitches is open, the linen's hooped up and I'm ready for the off. I'll let you see what transpires!
Bye for now,