This quilt is approx 41 x 48 and just made of 8.5" squares, as that made the best use of SOME the wonderful cowboy fabric that friend and blogger Karen sent me. As you can see the "backing" fabric (blue print) that I brought at the Boxing Day sales, made the perfect accent fabric!
After I had finished these flimsies yesterday I didn't want to stop. I had been eyeing off the little 12" quilt that Lori has been giving instructions to on her blog Humble Quilts. Ironically I had the same issues the original quilter probably had, a lack of fabric choice, but only because my reproduction collection is small. I am regretting a the use of the cream fabric with pink stars a bit, but not enough to unpick.....yet!
Please forgive me but now I am going to go backwards in time, to prove that I didn't waste time last weekend either!
I had a major clean up in my sewing room, which took time, but was worth it! I now have my stash down to two of the four draws, but they are full! There is also a box missing here, that contains all my pre cut novelties, which I will be sewing with today...plenty of boys fabrics to play with!
I had explored the jungle that is our veggie garden and picked our first corn, more zucchini's, tomatoes and a few snow peas - I haven't had much luck with the snow pea's due to the heat. This overgrown zucchini had already been cut into, as I have been taking out the seed centre part and grating the rest and freezing it for winter, when hot Zucchini Slice will be yummy!
Most importantly I pieced the 3 orange blocks and one purple required to make up this UFO and then the Rainbow String Wagga was joined into rows.
About the time I started on this project I was joined by two small helpers. So we had some fun identifying colours, finding suitable strings to making into sashing and counting the appropriate strips I cut. But I didn't get to join them on the back (its a Quilt As You Go project), so some more work to be done here....perhaps when holidays are over and I don't have so many "helpers" wanting to use the machine, or drive their car's on my cutting mat! DS1 has claimed this quilt, he likes rainbows ;-) !
Happy quilting, Sue SA..