the top centre piecing is finished!! i am pretty happy with it i think - happy for my first attempt at designing something myself anyway :)
as you can see, it is 8 pieced 9 patch blocks around a centre, which will have embroidered words from the poem/nursery rhyme 'what are little boys made of?'
this is a close up of one of the corners - i totally cheated when putting on the setting triangles as i didn't know how to actually do it. so i wasted HEAPS of material, but at least i got the look i wanted
and these are the threads im going to embroider the centre with
still have to think about an outer border and then binding. i definitely don't have enough left of my fat quarter bundle for a solid outer border, and i think that is what it needs to finish it off - not more busy-ness. so may have to have a trip out to Quiltaholics - not my LQS but the one that i know of that has the biggest range. so i am thinking they may have a green to match in. i tried to find more of the fabric online, but without success - must be an older line?
so overall a good weekends work! luckily for me, the little human has just discovered that hiding is so much fun, and so a big box in my sewing area has meant about 1 hour of happy play at a time - so able to do more in larger blocks, which always seems to achieve more than little bits of time here and there. but mind you, ill take anything!
pugs and kisses