Just a quickie before bedtime........
Here it is - the centre completed and the first border round!
I decided this morning, instead of stitching the sashings to the first row of three as planned, that I would cut out all the sashings and cornerstones I needed. I really don't particularly like cutting out especially lots of fiddly individual bits so I had to steel myself to do this and got them all done just in time to go to work - funny that eh?
However it paid off as I've merrily stitched away during the late afternoon and evening in between feeding the brood etc and here we are.
Now it needs the wider 4" dark borders - I've selected the four very different red/brown fabrics but not cut them out yet and the major progress stumbling block will be persuading DH to get my light/bright green box from the loft as I want to stitch pale green bias tube stems along them before adding them to the quilt centre - maybe I can con DD1 into a foray into the loft in the morning for me - we'll see.
I then plan to stitch pale leaves and flowers along the length of each vine so I shan't complete the next stage quite so quickly :o)
Each final corner will then have a light 4" square with a random dark heart to match those in the centre and we'll be done ready to sandwich - the really fun bit :o(