Thanks for all your well wishes - both patients are on the mend. Patrick is still sore and waiting for his stitches to disappear but otherwise fine.
Before I show you my latest project here is a photo of those little hexies from a few posts back.
I was inspired to make this by Pascal . She had a beautiful table runner made and I just fell in love with it. Pascal's was larger and used dresden plate blocks instead but it planted the idea. I decided to use hexagons instead and dipped into my japanese style fabrics. The background grey fabric I had to buy - no grey at all in my stash. The little blocks are 4 inch finished. I hand quilted this and am very pleased with it. It has a new home on my china cabinet and I keep checking that the kids haven't put loads of stuff on it as they have the habit of doing.
I also finished a UFO but have forgotten to take photos of that.
I was itching to sew and after receiving a couple of magazines I decided to start a little something new. I blame the next episode entirely on DH Jason. I was showing him a quilt in one of the mags and mentioned that I really liked it and may start searching for fabrics. It was done in dark, country colours ( which I love ) and Jason said something like - It looks very like a lot of others you have done. He had hit the nail on the head. I do tend to go for these sort of quilts and so I decided to branch out a little and use something different. I was aiming for light and pretty fabrics so pulled these from my stash.
After a time I put together a block. I could just imagine this quilt.
I hated it. Actually this looks a lot better on the screen than in real life. It is so wishy-washy. I just knew that a whole quilt of these would not look how I envisaged it so needed another plan. Trouble was I had already cut 5 million 2 and a quarter inch squares.
After a bit of sulking I made a few of these with some of the fabrics but that wasn't doing it for me either.
Then I decided to add a few marbley type fabrics and began to play. Here's what I'm going with -
After getting this bit done I'm going to add to it with 2 fabrics each time. Here are my next lot ready to go.
I haven't a clue how big this will end up - til either I run out of fabric or momentum - wonder which will be first lol ! I won't use all of the different ones in this.
I am very much enjoying this and in fact it was an effort to pack away and make food for the hoard. I would love to wait til Jason is asleep and have an all-nighter but don't think I could take the pace - lol !
Just off to see if Ellies quilt place BOM is up yet. I'm a bit behind on this but will catch up soon.
Enjoy your weekend.