Thanks to Anne I am now the proud owner of this
We had a little swap - this very pretty quilt for some fabric. Great swap - I love it. I am now getting quite a collection of mini quilts. I have a three I made myself. My winter 4seasons quilt from Emily. A blog prize from Dawn and now this one. I am also doing the spring 4seasons swap and another that Kate is organising. Such fun !! I am going to have to come up with a proper way to display all these. The walls by my sewing table have a sort of hessian type wallpaper and at the moment some of the quilts are just pinned on in the corners. Not ideal - I will have to get my thinking cap on.
Talking of mini quilts here was the block that was supposed to be the start of my spring swap. The plan was to do a sort of medallion quilt. I've had it pinned in front of me for a few weeks and it just isn't doing it for me. SO onto plan B. . . .
This was inspired by an antique quilt shown by Wendy and I absolutely loved it. At some point I would like to make a full-sized version but for now this will do. I have cut enough 30's strips to make another of these to keep for myself but I will concentrate on this first. I am going to put an applique border on this. Now applique is not my thing. I love it but have never really mastered the knack of needleturn which is what I would really love to do. I will have a try and if it all goes horribly wrong I will do some machine applique instead. The little blocks are just about 2 inches finished.
This week in my effort to finish off ( or at least make some progress on ) some older projects I have dug out my blue hexagons. I have not shown this as yet.. It is definitely a long term project as I started it ages ago. I have been doing a bit in the evenings between finishing supper and going to pick up various family members from work - 2 learner drivers in the family. It is coming along but will not be finished anytime soon. I am in no rush.
Here is Kasper making himself comfy in the basket I had just emptied as I decide where to put my next row of hexagons.
There is a sneak peak in the background. I will show some pictures when there is a little more progress.
I have also been making some little scrappy blocks but haven't took pictures yet. Bad blogger.
There is a quilting roadshow tomorrow quite near my home ( about 35 miles ) and I am debating whether to go or not. It is a big fabric sale by Doughtys . I am trying not to buy too much lately as my drawers are too full to close but I might miss out on the bargain of the year - lol ! I will sleep on it :-)
have a lovely weekend. I plan lots of sewing as my housework is all done. . . . . .