One more childs quilts and a little shopping trip

What do you do on a Saturday morning when DH flies in with jet lag, desperate for some sleep and you have two excited noisy boys in the house?  I let the kids play computer games in my sewing room, but I was blocked from my latest project (which I had left in the lounge room) while hubby was napping.   These are my purchases from Hetties Patch - which I have started to prep, for a new project. 
That black print down the bottom is a Primitive Gathering, from the same range as the black and tan log cabin wall hanging I just made!  And the soft green print I discovered I already had at home in the form of a fat quarter!
This is my new project, Bittersweet Briar from Simple Graces (book) by Kim Diehl.  Its a large wall hanging and there are two versions in the book, this is the wool on cotton version, but the all cotton version has a cream background.  I would normally always go for the light background, but this colourway really speaks to me, so black it was - but I am using all cotton.  I am discovering that I don't have as many reproductions as I thought.  Hmm think I can justify some more shopping!  And to justify starting a new project, this is going to be my autumn wall hanging, as per my wish list! 
Unable to access all the goodies to start work I started eyeing off all the things IN my sewing room!
I quickly found the box of novelty fabrics that I had cut up.  I chose 4.5" squares, because there seemed to be a good pile of them and I was only aiming for another cot quilt.  I sorted the squares into colours and sewed them into pairs, then fours.  I did have to cut a few more blocks out of the stash to get a bit more variety, but fell in love with the effect.  
My previous I Spy quilts have been a riot of colour and this version gives your eye somewhere to rest.  I added a plain sashing that worked with the ultra busy border fabric.  All this fabric came from my stash.  I was aiming for a gender neutral quilt, but I gave up, I have far more boy fabrics in my stash then girlie ones!  
It feels good to have made a large lap/small SB size quilt all from the cupboard and all in one day!  Mind you DH didn't sleep all day, but he didn't mind that I sewed for most of it!
Happy quilting, Sue SA.

4 comments:

  1. What a great project your Autumn wall hanging will be. What sort of applique will you do? I cut a lot of my novelty fabrics into 4.5 inch squares too. Its a versatile size for the community quilts. Wahoo for a quilt top in a day! Great work. I am waiting for sick boy who has been awake since 430am to go to sleep. His belly is full and the coughing has stopped (for now anyway). I have him tucked up on the lounge with quilts. mmmm looks like he has finally fallen asleep.

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  2. well done with entertaining the boys in the sewing room... lovely fabrics for that gorgeous new project and well done with the quilt in a day!
    Hugz

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  3. Ooooh Im liking that bundle of loveliness from Hetties and it’s all going to look so pretty in your planned project.

    I have far more girly fabrics than boy ones- maybe we need to shop each others stashes !

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  4. Yummy fabrics, great for your project. Definitely a good reason for a bit more stash building! Aren't they good little boys for letting you sew all day!

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