I had been planning on making twelve blocks, so I had just one left to go. I'd decided that I wanted a block with an embroidery version of a drawing by Maria. That was quite straightforward...
This is something that Maria says quite a bit, so I got her to do a self portrait looking very happy and then write the words underneath.
That was fine. But then I laid out all my blocks and I didn't have enough, the quilt was a bit short. And I wasn't loving how it looked all together either. So I've been making another three blocks. I was feeling a bit short on cute creature type inspiration so I went with more words inspiration instead. All lift the flap blocks...
|Kind of appropriate with me and this quilt at the moment too!|
This feels very appropriate for Maria. She does have a tendency to get frustrated with herself when something isn't quite working as she wants and to decide that she can't do it!
Kind of a nice one for a quilt to go on a bed.
And then, after a conversation with Harry about what advice we'd have liked to have been given when we were younger, I came up with this one...
This is another appropriate one for Maria, she's not always the best at trying new things - be they experiences or foods! I made this last block a bit different in style to the others - to kind of fit the quote really! And I was OK with it when I'd first made it, but now I'm not loving it at all. Particularly looking at it in the photos.
And I really struggled with getting the blocks to work altogether. I think this was my most preferred layout:
But it's feeling a bit of a mess to me, particularly that middle block. The more I look at it the more I think I'll have to change it. But I'm not convinced I'm going to love the quilt altogether even then.
This is not the best point to be at with one week to go before I want it finished!