A little while ago Mereth showed a quilt she had made which she called Feathered Crosses. You know when you absolutely love a pattern and can't stop thinking about it ? Well I fell in love with this pattern and asked Mereth a few questions about size etc. She very kindly gave the background story to the quilt and yesterday gave directions for making the block. Completely ignoring everything else that was calling my name ( boring stuff like cleaning, dust and things like that ) I made a sample block.
I really want to make a whole quilt with this but for now can't decide on colours. I may make each block completely different for a scrappy or I'm leaning towards something a bit more controlled but not sure what ! So thanks Mereth - I'm very grateful !!
I had a little visit to the fabric warehouse this week and got a few bargains. As many of you know quilting fabric is expensive in UK so when I see something I like at a good price I get it. I only went for a few reels of thread but ended up buying about 12 yards of fabric. This one is my best bargain -
It is a Moda fabric and is a lot darker than the photo shows - a real midnight blue. I may even make my Feathered cross quilt with this as the background. It was at the ridiculously low price of 89p a yard.
I also got these -
My books also came from Amazon.com. The UK Amazon didn't stock these so I ordered from the States. I was quoted a delivery date of 21st September but they were both here by the 5th. Not had time to read them properly but will soon put that right. I love Judy's quilts so had to order that one and I love pieced borders and got the other for ideas.
My other big news this week is that after being made redundant 6 months ago my darling hubby - Jason starts a new job on Monday. His previous company went bankrupt owing us a lot of money so things have been a bit of a struggle. But now, he is excited about his new job and he will be out from under my feet - lol ! Well done Love !
Happy, happy, happy !!