My first attempt turned out to be waaaaay too big (80 x 80cm for a table 45 x 42cm), so I started attempt number 2 using the 'Doves In The Window' quilt pattern.
This is a fairly traditional pattern (there are actually two different pattern with the same name ...), but I saw a more modern interpretation on a blog I follow, and thought to give it a spin.
I love the finished block, even though the sewing bit was a bit painful. I kept mixing up the order of the little pieces, ALL THE TIME! Then I started using a 1/4 inch (0.75cm) black border, but that didn't look right, so I ripped all the black bits off again and used a 1/2 (1.5cm) border instead.
Only problem now ....
It's still too big for the table (it ended 50 x 50cm)
This week also saw the completion of a long term project (started March 2013)
The blackwork sampler chess board.
There are 32 different designes, which I pulled from all over the place: books, magazines, the internet, ...
I'm not 100% sure if I call is finished, though.
I'm thinking about adding some gold accents, oooooooor even to mirror all the black fields in gold on the opposide side.
What do you think?