And finally, I got my act in gear and got another Parterre block done.
It’s been months… This is Block 26, a darker one because the collection needs a few more dark ones.
I still haven’t quite decided how many more I’m going to make, particularly given how easy I’ve found it to slack off with this project! The blocks are 10″ square, so I feel it needs to be at least 6 across. Probably 7 down, although I’d accept 6, for a 60″ square quilt. So that’s either 10 or 16 more blocks to to do. Still a long way from a finish…
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And a small update on Choli #2.
Well, I decided not to progress with this one.
I got the bodice section finished. And I hate it on myself. 20 years ago, I might have gone with it, but I just felt too exposed, too tightly fitted, too Madonna. This link will give you an idea of what I’m talking about. All a bit ‘in yer face’. I’m just not an underwear on the outside kind of girl. So I won’t be showing you any more of that, I’m sorry. And for those who hate waste, don’t worry, I’ll definitely find a way to recycle that pretty fabric!
However, I do still love the princess-line Choli #1, so that will see a few more incarnations, I feel sure. And of course, it’s absolutely possible to buy ready-made cholis that have a bit of stretch so they’ll fit the most demanding figure. Not to mention the fact that the event for which I wanted the choli is in June in Melbourne a couple of years hence, and therefore it will be perishing cold…. I think I may be considering an even more covered-up outfit option, though hopefully one just as becoming as a sari.
I’ll keep you informed 😊