Saturday, 12 January 2008
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.