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.