The first stage of my All Heart Appeal is almost complete thanks to your help.
I am eager to finish the first quilt as I have an event at the village I live in next weekend and wanted our local villagers to feel inspired.
The story of the first quilt coming together;
First was the arrival of many lovely, inspiring and thoughtful blocks from friends met through quilt groups, my teaching group, in my local village and the wider Blogging Community.
I had great pleasure in arranging, rearranging and coming to a decision concerning layout.
I am so glad I decided to ask for more pink/red backgrounds as the layout was heavily influenced on the balance between the light backgrounds and the coloured ones.
The second stage was to move away from the 'tweaking' and start to sewing the squares into rows.
Of course it was complulsory to audition a few border fabrics, I didn't want anything to fussy to take away from the centre. I settled for some red, polka dot fabric (my personal favourite).
Having decided that the quilt was going to have three borders I set about sewing on strips of 1.5" around each side ...
... closely followed by a 1" border in white ...
The first quilt made for Cancer Research UK.
Of course now that everything is ready, basted and waiting - my request to all you wonderful peeps out there is to answer me a question ...
How would you quilt it????