First a fabric pull.............
I chose a paper-piecing block for the centre because I love the patterns that can be achieved with this method and it gives such accurate results. I hated paper-piecing when I first tried it, so much so that I dumped my first couple of efforts out of sheer frustration but then I took on a twin-sized seaside quilt done completely with paper-piecing and I fell in love with the process. It's perfect for those days when you just want to sew and don't want to think about what you're doing too much! Effectively sewing by numbers!!
I don't have the exact recommended measurements so I'm hoping it'll work out as it grows but I'm rather pleased with my first block & border! I LOVE that text fabric from The Quilt Shop. I'm hoping I haven't added too much pink/purple. I don't want it to end up completely pink themed so I need to try and add new colours as I go.
Now to add some more borders....... so many choices but I won't take so long this time, watch this space!