OK I know it's Wednesday but I did start this on Monday morning. Grey, cold damp start to the week - all alone with a mountain of washing ( even though all I seemed to do all weekend was washing, folding clothes and ironing ). I was feeling bleugh so decided to cheer myself up. I had just the thing too from when I sorted out my quilt mags a few weeks ago. This pattern comes from Quilters Newsletter and has been calling to me for a while. Jason and I only have one big quilt for our bed and although I haven't succumbed yet and put it on top of our duvet ( I will be airing it this weekend probably ) I quite fancy a change. So this one will be ours !! All I seem to have done lately is make quilts and then part with them.
In the magazine they have made the quilt with 18oo's repros and it is stunning. I have a few such fabrics but not many so mine will be a bit more random. I have starting pulling fabrics I think will work and have been making a lovely mess of those nice tidy drawers !! Still all in a good cause - lol !! The block finishes at 8 inches so plenty of big pieces to hand quilt in. The pattern calls for making the half-square triangles a bit bigger and then trimming them to size. Really accurate but a pain in the bum to do in my opinion ! I am going to make a load and then take them to my Tuesday night quilting group and trim them all there. If that's all I take I will have to get them done !
Here are the first few.
I want a lot more colours in this and will get some more cut later. The pattern is called Lady of the Lake.
Nothing really else to tell. Alfies 9 patch quilt is awaiting binding and will be delivered next week. Can't wait for a cuddle - will try and get photos ! I've done some knitting and enjoying that too.
Oh yes - before I forget - the winner of the UFO was Gudrun. Please email with your address Gudrun and I will get this to you. Many thanks for taking this out of my hands - lol !!