Saturday, 28 September 2013
Quilt scraps and snippets
If you've been reading my blog since last year, you may recall that I began making a patchwork quilt. The project fell by the wayside over the summer, but I've decided to try to finish what I started now that the nights are drawing in. During the car boot season I've been keeping my eye out for fabrics, the only criteria is that they had to contain some reds. I've found them in all sorts of places: charity shops, old sample books, a Primark teatowel or two and my existing stash of material.
The quilt is growing nicely (don't worry about the squares that are sticking up, they haven't been tacked or ironed yet!). It's very exciting. I don't have much clue about wadding or backing, but I have a little book that should help me through that process when the time comes.
In the meantime, there are small piles like this appearing all over the place. I'm on a mission now (and thanks to www.hettiebrown.blogspot.co.uk for inspiring me to continue. Her beautiful patchwork blanket was the catalyst).
In other news...an enormous parcel arrived at 7am yesterday morning, my birthday present from my parents:
All will be revealed soon (I hope it won't turn into a flat pack nightmare).