Today I have dedicated to sorting out the backing for the Etchings quilt top. Easier said than done because somehow this quilt has turned out bigger than planned (if ever there was a plan) at about 60" square. I had the yardage for the backing, but needed to sew in a pieced bit to make up the difference between the width of the fabric and the width of the quilt. The problem lay in the fact that I had little fabric left and no budget to get more.
So I gathered every last scrap together. Including the half pieces from either end of the sewn together jelly roll strips from piecing the front.
I stitched my little heart out, searching for more scraps as I went. Eventually I came up with two strips which I have sewn into the backing fabric.
I know it is quite a mishmash, but I think I did okay with what I had. All that's left now is basting, quilting, and the binding - for which I have seven jelly roll strips to use for that purpose. Should take me no time at all. (Yeah, right!)
I am sorry I am sounding a little apathetic. I would prefer to be sleeping if truth be told. Thank you for all the kind comments I received. I haven't responded to many emails yet, but I do believe that I am not ill so much as a little bit run down. Oh, I do hate that phrase! I'll be right as rain in a day or two. And I did get unexpected post today which really brightened my mood. Because who wouldn't be brighter when faced with a package containing this -
The lovely Catherine, over at Sew Wonderful Life, sent it as a thank you for organising the Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap. Just the fact that the swap seems to have been a success and I was so lucky to have the most wonderful bunch of women sign up and participate so actively was enough for me. But I never say no to chocolate (as some of you may know) and aren't those gingerbread men just adorable? The girls are going to fall in love with them when they come home from school! So a huge thank you to Catherine for the treat and for cheering up a rather dull day.