I like being outside, but the cold and the snow even got to me today. I decided to spend the afternoon doing some crafty things rather than go out walking. OH went out on his mountain bike but had to turn back because of snowdrifts. This is the view from my kitchen window – the snowdrift goes from the patio almost up to the top of the hedge.
I posted yesterday about how I had picked up a patchwork book from the library for 50p. This afternoon I decided to have a go at making a block. I’ve never done patchwork or quilting before – I really am a complete beginner. I spent ages drawing up templates on graph paper and then cutting them out from cardboard.
Next I chose a block to try – in one of the library books I borrowed recently it’s called an Ohio star. I thought it would be fairly easy because it was all straight lines. I did have a bit of trouble with the quarter squares, and trying to get everything to line up was much harder than I expected – probably due to inaccuracy in cutting out the fabric.
Have you ever tried patchwork or quilting? How did you get on?
Until next time, Tawney x