Saturday, 16 January 2010

Pin wheel quilt along - fabric choices

I have two options for the Pin Wheel Quilt Along can not decide between them!
Option 1

Christmas this is a layer cake called Merry & Bright by Sandy Gervais. I have always promised that i would make a christmas quilt for our bed but come December i am always overwhelmed by everything so it never gets done. It does seem a little mad to be making a christmas quilt in January. If I use this one I am thinking of using the cream fabric as background for the blocks and then using the red tone on tone check for the sashing.

Or option 2

I am not usually drawn to such bright colours but i just loved this! I am not even sure what range it is.This one I will use the cream for both the background in the blocks and the sashing.

The cream fabric is an old duvet cover that is not used any more I love recyling fabric it gives a quilt a really aged look very quickly when its washed. I do love the look of antique quilts.

I have left both groups of fabric out in my work room, in the hope that one choice will finally come out on top. Although I think the final decision will not be made until i have to start cutting the fabric.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Pin wheel quilt along

I am joining in with this little quilt along .

It is being organised by this lovely lady over at her blog p.s i quilt. I am off to choose fabric will be back later with some choices.

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas all.
It's been a great couple of days with plenty of family, friends and food.

A bit of snow fell before Christmas so there was plenty of playing in it. The snow has mostly gone now it was fun to have some at Christmas does not happen here often.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009


I am currently working on a challenge quilt for our quilt group, despite having a struggle with the fabric we were given to use i am now quite thrilled with the end results. Picture will have to follow as the challenge is next week and its a secret until then.
It has been quite interesting to do having never worked like this before i did have a hard time coming up with the final design and it continued to evolve until it was completed.
We shall see what happens next week it is a viewer choice with no names on anything, i wonder how many will be easy to match to there maker?