I know, I know after me saying I can only seem to post on Saturdays I find myself here on a Wednesday writing a post. I have to go out later but have a couple of hours free so here goes.
This is what I made today...
NOT really - lol ! It's a cheater fabric I just bought and as soon as I saw it I wanted it for the back of a quilt I'm planning on basting soon. I don't often buy fabrics specifically for backing - I just use what I have. Pieced together usually. I have been to Abakhan Fabrics and had a lovely time. As I've said before it's a bit hit or miss there. Last time I went I came home with a yard of interfacing :-( But today was a hit. Bought 15 metres for about £24. Good quality stuff.
The one on the right is Vera Bradley and completely unlike anything I normally buy. It just spoke to me and told me it wanted to be a bag. I've seen a pattern somewhere for a weekender bag - will have a search soon.
Here are my crappy stars with sashing. I think that name has stuck - lol..
I added the little four-patch cornerstones for a bit of oomph. The turquoise is really bright and looks fine - I did have my doubts but then I always do. I love the sashing fabric. From my stash and just what I wanted.
And I have added another round onto my log cabin sampler. Cute stitchery flowers.
The right side piece I've added is ready for some applique triangles. Will sort through my scrap bag later for some odd bits.
Just off to wash my new fabric. I always wash it straightaway. I know lots of you don't prewash but I like the feel of the fabric better when it's softer. Do you wash or not ?
Have fun xx
Edit - No I don't really think my stars are crappy - in fact I love them. This is the name that my DD Jess ( who doesn't understand my obsession with quilting ) gave them when I told her they were called scrappy stars. Hmm she said crappy stars more like - lol !