New books and a finished flimsy

DH brought me this book for Mothers Day.  He is a gem, as I was in awe of this exhibition, but the photos online where never enough.  The book records each quilt from the exhibition and the clarity is perfect if you are game to try and reproduce one!
Gifted to me by good friend Ann from Periwinkle Patchwork, this book focuses on patterns that use pre cut fabrics ranges like charms and fat quarter bundles.  These patterns are perfect for me as I have a few in the cupboard begging to be used.  Now I just have to pick one and get started!
I had a little win with one UFO.  This snowball lap size quilt top finally got a border.
I found this print in the sale rack at Spotlight, and its a Jo Morton!  I dont love brown, but the red and gold save it from being dull and all the colours pick up what is in the quilt and just make it work.
I have sorted out the backing, now just need to find the time to pin this quilt.  Not my favorite stage of the process, but now winter has well and truly arrived I am happy to do some quilting on my domestic machine.
Happy quilting Sue.


  1. That border fabric works so well, good pick.

  2. Your snowball quilt is very pretty, and the colors are arranged nicely. Looks like you received a couple of really nice books; I love the cover of that first one. I can only imagine making it. ---"Love"

  3. I didn't know there was a book of "Infinite Variety". Nice present!
    Congratulations on finding the perfect fabric on the sale rack. That's always fun.

  4. What a thoughtful Hubby!
    The snowball looks like a perfect quilt for warming up on a winter day. I think the border was a good choice.

  5. That's a wonderful book. It's one you'll never get tired of looking at. What a perfect find for the border of your snowball quilt. It picks up the colors in the blocks.

  6. I have the red and white book and it is so very inspiring. At some point, I will try to make some of the quilts in it. Your fabric selection of the snowball quilt is fabulous.

  7. I have a hard time keeping enough background neutrals on hand to use with my rainbow scraps too. Although it's also fun to combine two color families in one block!



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