I haven’t posted for a while but I have a good excuse : I went home to France to see my family for a week. Just before leaving I managed to complete the Big Zig Zag quilt. It is way too big to be photographed on my clothe line so here it is on my bed :
I enjoyed the straight line quilting (I used masking tape again for even spacing) and I outlined each colour zig zag with a hand-stitched line in pearl cotton for extra interest front and back. The good news is that it is ready well before its intended deadline !
While in France, I visited my usual fabric shops and got a lovely set of shirting fabrics for a new commission :
They are so beautifully soft and pleasant to work with. Here they are cut up into 6-inch squares.
I need 272 such squares for the double-bed quilt I am planning to make. More on it soon.