Saturday, 12 January 2008

Dancing Stars

Jenny is in bed poorly so I have been confined to barracks today playing mum. However every time she has fallen asleep I have nipped downstairs to start cutting pieces for the new quilt. Yesterday at the Fat Quarters I chose these black and white fabrics to make a cozy strip club quilt called Dancing Stars. I was inspired by Margaret making one last year for her grandson, it looked fab, so here goes. Because I am not making it from a jelly roll, the cutting out is a bit tedious, 60 x 2 1/2 inch strips. I have chosen a bright turquoise blue for the stars to match Michael's bedroom as this is for him. Quilts for big boys are much harder to find but I think this is a really masculine pattern. The Friday afternoon class at the Fat Quarters was very industrious yesterday, Margaret working on 2 quilts, one of them a Baltimore. Will it slow her down? Julie is still working away at her block of the month by Leanne Beasley, Janet has started a new appliqued quilt with Kim, Helen and Dawn were doing stitcheries. It was nice to see Irene back on a Friday too.
Thanks to the Joneses for the gift voucher for my birthday. At least you can see what I spent it on here.
Over the holidays I have also finished the hatched and patched wall hanging so here it is to show off.


Juliann in WA said...

Love your stitchery and those fabrics are going to make a fun quilt.

piecemaker said...

Black and white seem to be all the rage.take a look at Leanne Beasleys blog,she has just finished one too

Ash said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog - I've been without internet for a few weeks so could not call by sooner to return the compliment. Where does Fat Quarters meet?

Andrelsea said...

Good Luck with the quilt, Andrew (Margaret's Grandson) loves his. He has it on his bed all the time although you often can't see it for all the mess he manages to pile on top of it! Nothing will slow my mother down.....she loves life too much!