A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. English Proverb
I promised you an update on my progress with a second Exploding Block Quilt so here are a couple of photos. Because my ‘Sewing Room’ is a small bedroom, my quilt pieces are laid out on the single bed as it’s the largest available surface.
The two rows to the right of the photos have been sewn together and I’m pleased with how the quilt is taking shape. However….(why is there always a ‘However’?)…. I think the quilt will be too small, hardly a lap-quilt size, so I’ve been considering a couple of different options. Firstly, to put another cream fabric layer on the blocks so that each one ends up at about 7 inches, or secondly, to double the number of blocks. I’ll tell you which option I’ve decided upon later.
I’ve also been working on a knitted blanket for my oldest daughter. It’s my Winter Project as I like to knit or crochet on winter evenings whilst watching TV.
Is it finished? Err, no. Here’s a photo from a different angle!
The worst part of knitting or crocheting a blanket for me is sewing in all the ends. The blanket will not be completely finished for a couple of weeks yet I fear.
So, for the quilt, I decided to double the number of blocks. More work I know than increasing the size of the existing ones, but I think it will be more colourful that way. I enjoy cutting and sewing these exploding blocks so it won’t be a chore (unlike sewing in the ends of yarn!).