Aww you guys were all very sweet with your nice words about my simple quilt! As a result I was very inspired to keep on working on it today (sometimes when I should have been working). I got the whole top finished - yay!
Jenaveve asked if I could show some work-in-progress shots, so here they are:
Sewing together strips of squares. See the tiny, featherweight old machine I work on every day? I'm not sure how it will handle the quilting part but I reckon it sends a good message to the "oh but my tools aren't good enough!" style procrastinators out there ;)
Strips of squares laid out on the couch
Strips of squares after ironing the seams flat
Sewing the strips together - the squares actually lined up! Mostly...
Back of the quilt-top, seams ironed flat. I actually really like the colours here - all shades of natural/cream linen with bits of colour in between :)
Yay quilt top finished!
Experimenting with different backing and binding options...
Another option (hello... is that new fabric??? More on that tomorrow!)
And that's all so far! Don't be surprised if I totally run out of steam and there's no more updates for a few weeks ;)