Sunday, 26 April 2015

Sunday Stash 2

Recently I visited a lovely quilt shop in Suffolk called Quilters Haven. Of course when faced with such an amazing choice of fabric I couldn't make a decision very easily at all! So I ended up with something that isn't very me, but I like it none the less!
Some Flurry in grey, always useful. And then a bundle of Downton Abbey prints which are low-ish volume, vintagey and would go well with my living room if ever I made a cushion or something like that with them.  My son got excited by the thread display , and convinced me I needed some variegated thread. Funny boy!!

We were staying with my mum, and when we got back from the quilt shop I came down with fever and chills. So I packed the car, loaded up the boy and managed to make it home down the motorway just in time. I got through the front door, handed the boy to my hubby and took myself to bed for two whole days. I was so ill it took over a week for me to even open the bag and look at my purchases...I know, really sick right?! 
All better now though, and linking up to lovely Molli Sparkles! 
Molli Sparkles

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Scrappy trip

I made a scrappy trip quilt top. I had these Denyse Schmidt Ansonia fat quarters that I just didn't know what to do with.

 Quite odd prints, high contrast stripes, the weird pink and black swirls...should I go with large chunks or small scraps? My quilty sister advised small scraps, You need to make a scrappy trip she said, you'll love it.

So I did. And I did. Love it, that is. The process was fun and easy. And those odd prints take on a whole new life when chopped up.
Terrible late night photo! This is laying out blocks to decide placement.

It's not quite big enough, so a 2.5" white sashing and then 2.5" scrappy border will pad it out enough I hope. 

I also have this quilt in the pipeline, a family co-production, we're going to make a couple hundred of these:

Out of these colours 

Super yummy! Top secret! 

Hoping I can catch the action at Neefle and Thread Thursday. :)