I was so impatient for the vintage sheets to dry yesterday that I switched the iron to 'dry' and ironed them whilst they were still damp. So not only did they end up nice and crisp, but the last of the dampness was removed. I then started cutting, in not very long I had a big pile of 5" squares.
As I ironed and cut I couldn't stop singing the theme tune from Terry and June. These retro fabrics remind me of all the vintage British sitcoms. I love watching them now for the social history side. I'll be glued to the telly looking at the wall paper (was it ever really fashionable to have a lounge diner as per George and Mildred and have the dining area with one hideous wallpaper and have a clashing one in the living room bit or was that purely George and Mildred's bad taste?), clothes and general feel of the time in which these programmes were made.
Today I started piecing. I sewed random squares into two's, then four's and so on. Once I had 12 squares joined together I did another strip and eventually joined 12 of these strips together. I then took the quilt top upstairs and laid it on my bed. (Where I proceeded to take a really rubbish picture because I was too lazy to go downstairs and swap camera lenses!)
Now if I had wadding, a suitable backing and binding I may well have stopped now and decided to get on with a nan nap quilt like Judith's. However, I have no wadding, no backing and binding, so there is no chance I can finish this this weekend. Soooooo I decided to go bigger. This will not be a nan nap quilt. Oh no. This will be a full on duvet day quilt.
It's getting bigger! I love how all the fabrics play together. The beauty of a quilt like this is you could take a fabric that might be fuggly in a big piece and it works when mixed in with others.
I keep imagining the finished quilt, on my bed with me under it. Spring sunshine streaming through the window and everything right in the world. Today Chief was supposed to come down so we could finally have our Christmas together. I think I made the best use of the day without him. Must go I need to cut some more squares...