I have been working on my On A Whim blocks in Vintage Modern. I constructed all of the components of the blocks in a chain piecing frenzy and just needed to square them up. Even with a new blade in my rotary cutter, as I mentioned in last weeks post, it has been boring work. So to break the monotony I decided to square up enough to allow me to complete two blocks at a time so it's been a little bit of slicing and a bit of sewing and that has been much more satisfying.
I have been pinning everything as I go in order to ease in the set in squares of the Rolling Star block because, not for love nor money could I get these babies square! No matter what I did they were 5.5 on one side and 5.75 on the other. Enter Clover pins and the magical potion that is Mary Ellen's Best Press and I made them bend to my iron will and here they are all straight and square and hanging on my clothes line looking pretty.
I also finished the binding on my Butterfly Quilt.
You may remember that I pinned this beauty and shamelessly made one exactly the same with Mum's Accuquilt Go! Baby, because I loved it so much. All I need now is for someone to have a baby girl....come on Alexis McKay - you can do it!
I did a simple pieced backing, mainly because there wasn't quite enough width in a standard piece of Moda Bella Solid to go on the longarm. Fortunately I had some Bliss by Bonnie and Camille left over from this quilt and it blended in beautifully with the colours in Marmalade.
There was a small drama with this quilt.....I had left in on my lounge suite where I was sitting binding it and this evil genius (don't be fooled by his angelic face)....
....took to it with a green texta!
I stayed calm though and continued with the binding and this afternoon I hit it with the triple threat of Preen, Omo and Sard Wondersoap. I am happy to report the texta is gone and the quilt is happily drying outside.
As usual I am linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced. Click below to head over and see what everyone else has been up to.