Here is the quilt I started a few weeks ago and have mentioned before ! It is from one of my favourite magazines - Australian Patchwork and Quilting. It is all done over papers and is actually surprisingly quick to do.
What I've been doing is when I've got a spare hour cutting a load of papers and then tacking the fabric to them another time. Then when I've got a lot prepared I sew the blocks until I run out and then start again.
There are 2 different blocks - I need to do 20 of the small star blocks and 30 of the other kind which are called Castle Wall blocks - so the magazine says. So this is my castle quilt - appropriate as we are surrounded by castles ( or remnants of them) in Wales. I have 20 Castle walls blocks made and 9 star blocks.
I have started to sew a few together to get an idea of what it will look like. I don't want to do too much of this though until all my blocks are made as I may have to add a few more fabrics. These are all cut from fat quarters. I have seen the fabric I want for the borders and will be ordering that tomorrow. It's from www.thousandsofbolts.com I've ordered loads of stuff from them and have never been disappointed. It works out so much cheaper to order from USA even with shipping and tax. Our quilt shops are really expensive.
I tend to sew on this in the evenings -nice and relaxing ! I will also take this to my little quilt group on a Tuesday. I have a load of the background cream shapes ready to tack so that's what I will be doing later - no doubt with one of my kitties snuggled up on my knee !