Before I start telling you about the new stuff I'm working on I thought it was time to show what I've finished. Not quite sure if my UFO list is getting any smaller though. The first quilt is for my son ( 15yo ) He is as skinny as a rake and loves cuddling up in his quilts. However a couple he has got are a bit babyish for him now so I decided a new one was in order. Here is the centre of the quilt. Many different blues for the asterisk blocks with scrappy red squares inbetween. These asterisk blocks are a LOT of work and took a long time to make. Once I got to this stage I stepped back and decided it was just not working - way too much red. The quilt sat for a while until I figured out what to do with it. I didn't really want to waste all that time. I tried to find a border fabric to tone down the red but was unsuccessful.
So I decided to cut up the blue fabrics I had left ( leaving out the lighter ones) I made them the same size as the blocks and laid them round the quilt. It needed something else and so the bright aqua border was auditioned and whaddyknow ? Success ! Or at least I thought so :-)
Here is the finished quilt. It has Patricks seal of approval.
Next up was my little house quilt that I started at the beginning of the year - this was an idea from Jeanneke - her idea was a quilt-along where everybody made 1 house a day for a whole year. I knew I did not want to make this many and so stopped when I had enough for a wall quilt. These were all made from my scrap box and were mainly hand pieced from templates. really good fun and I adore this quilt. It will be going on my wall when I get a sewing room sorted.
Here is a close-up of the lovely border fabric which just begged to be added to the quilt. I had bought it a few weeks previously with no plan in mind and there it was ready in my stash.
This post has taken ages to write as I think blogger is having an off-day - my photos keep disappearing and moving about so I just hope this publishes alright.
I'll leave you with the start of something that I'm having a lot of fun with - stay tuned...