Work In Progress 17/8/11

For a while, I’ve been hoping to link to WIP but, somehow, Wednesdays seem to come and go without me making much progress. It’s been a while since I’ve done any Farmer’s Wife QAL blocks and even the hexalong is going slowly so I decided it’s about time I made an actual quilt.
Here is my checkerboard Quilt so far. It ticks lots of boxes because:
1.  It’s using up old fabric.
2. It’s easy and quick enough to finish reasonably soon.
3. It’s good piecing and quilting practice but if something goes horribly wrong I won’t be wrecking hours of painstaking work or wasting expensive new fabric.
The blue/white fabric I’m using is some woven cotton check (about two yards) which I’ve had waiting to be made into something for at least ten years and the white is cotton sheeting. I had thought of making an Irish chain but the check fabric is a bit heavier than the sheeting so I think having a more even amount of each will balance the fabric better throughout the quilt. I have more six inch squares to make and I haven’t decided yet what to do for a border. Suggestions welcome but I’m going to give it to my nineteen year old son to brighten up his room so I’m thinking something plain and simple. rather than flowery…
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