Progress on some WIPs

A trip to Geelong for a family party enabled me to do some fabric (and Christmas) shopping.  I got this super cute Jodie Carlton designed sea gull fabric as the backing for my Modern Plus quilt.  I made the backing and binding all in one day. 
On the same trip I got this nice rust paisley print for the backing of my maple leaf quilt.  I fancied red, to bring out the red, rather then the brown accents of this quilt.  But after the major colour run I had previously with red and white Dresden I am avoid reds!  Bedsides I was shopping in the sales racks, so colours were limited, although there were lots of brown options!
My friend Lisa has been trying to fit in half an hour of sewing here and there. I have done the same, but chosen to dedicate a few minutes a day to making berries!  I think I have enough now for the border on my Warm Regards...but kept loosing count, so gave up!  
Definitely need more leaves.  But the biggest hold up with this project is no border fabric.  My trip to Geelong did not reveal anything suitable as Bellarine Sewing Centre has dedicated most of their stock to modern and brights.  So waiting for a opportunity to travel somewhere a bit different and see what I can find.  
Happy quilting Sue.


  1. Great purchases, always good to get a sale price, and lucky you, sewing on all those berries!

  2. You made some really nice fabric choices! I'm confident you will find the right border fabric someday soon for that last project. I'll be watching to see that finish! ---"Love"

  3. I wanted some of Jodie's seagulls when I was doing my temperature quilt, and I couldn't find it anywhere. Obviously I didn't look in the right place!

  4. It's fun to go shopping and seeing what's new in the shops. Have fun making berries!


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