We have had some lovely weather here in Wales just lately so the plan was to go to the coast today and have a day on the beach. Well we woke up to rain and dark skies and the plan was abandoned ! Typical - could have gone yesterday but Jess was working at her Saturday job. Never mind - I decided to cook Sunday lunch and use the time to work on my 9 patches.
As you see I went for my old favourite of turning these into Sisters choice blocks. I also cut loads of extra 2 inch squares so I could use them as the border. I've also done this loads of times as I think it ties in nicely with the scrappy theme.
This is a baby quilt for my mum to give to her hairdresser who has just had a baby girl ( called Chloe if I remember rightly ). Making this quilt has highlighted 2 quilting afflictions I have - lol ! 1. I can't seem to make small quilts. This was supposed to be just for use with the pushchair but came out much bigger than I planned. Half the size would have been plenty big enough really. Oh well - at least it all came out of my scrap drawer. Apart from the sashings and I have a ruck of this fabric. Even the white background is scrappy as I used up loads of odd pieces of white on white ! and 2. I seem to be unable to make a square quilt. Don't know what it is but I always like them longer in length than width. Eeh we do have some funny habits ! I expect all quilters are the same - each to their own !
Anyway this doesn't need quilting straightaway as I have 4 weeks before my mum gets her hair cut again. In the meantime I plan on getting all those bl***y trousers shortened. Then I can get to the fun stuff. I plan to work a little more on my Dear Jane quilt and finish the hand quilting on the scrappy Arbor window quilt I showed a while back. ( I am going to have to research how to link back to a certain post ).