This was the quilt that distracted me - lol ! Blogging can seriously affect your quilting plans. I had no intention of making any mile a minute blocks but the lure was too great ! I have no control whatsoever !
Still it's done and a lot brighter than anything I've done before. Never knew I had so many brights in my scrap box. And you know what - it's actually a FREE quilt. Obviously all the blocks were made out of scraps. And the wadding was all odd sized bits left over from other quilts ( another reason why I like Quilt-as-you-go ). I also used some fabrics I'd fell out of love with on the back. Would have probably never used them really. And the red I used for the sashings and bindings was given to me by a friend whose Mother-in-law had passed away. It's a nice size quilt - ideal for Patrick to snuggle under in the car.
I don't think I've ever made a quilt before without a border and I did think about doing one. But actually I like it without and besides I didn't have enough long pieces of wadding to use. I could have bought some but that's not in keeping with this quilt as it's a FREE quilt - lol !
Here is the back of the quilt. We have a fabric warehouse about 20 mins drive away and they have a small amount of quilt fabrics. Sometimes they are slight seconds but they are VERY cheap and that's where I buy most of my backing fabrics. I think all of these came from there. They sometimes have great bargains on good quality stuff too and when I need cheering up I go and have a rummage there. They also sell curtain, dressmaking fabrics, wool, cross stitch stuff and loads of other odds and ends. My whole family hate the place with a vengeance - lol ! In fact when the kids were younger and were being naughty I used to threaten to take them there for a nice trip. HA - that soon made them behave :-)
I also had a little spend the other day. I bought these yummy fabrics -
They are half yard pieces and cost me £20 ( approx $40 ) but I love them and am dying to see which other fabrics from my stash they play nicely with. I have fell in love with a quilt made by Mereth. It's the feathered crosses one she made a short while ago. I have had a go at drafting the pattern and can feel it calling my name. I will make a sample block in scraps first to see if my calculations are right before I cut into these beauties.
I have also ordered a couple of books from Amazon USA. Our Amazon did not carry them. I have a wait of about 3-4 weeks for them to arrive. I will now try and forget what I've ordered so I have a nice surprise when they get here - I know -sooo sad.
On a personal note my dd Jess got her GCSE results today and I'm very proud to say she passed every one ( 11 in all ) with excellent grades. Good on you Jess !!!