No, it’s probably not a good idea…
After all, I have three quilts making orderly but gradual progress (Hatbox, Anemone and TWX) and two more in block form (F2F and F2F2) sitting in the cupboard waiting to be assembled. So what on earth prompted me to start yet another?
Well, after the creative log-jam I endured last week, the dam has burst: I got my three F2F2 January blocks out (stay away from that gallery, Esther!), I’m up to date with my ScrapHappy, Bee Myself and I and Stitch Along work, and I need to wait for more TWX blocks to come in before I can make a real start on that one. So I didn’t have anything pretty to play with 😦
You know what’s coming, don’t you? Yup. Started another quilt, this time for my sister in law’s bed. I have a lovely selection of jelly roll strips and co-ordinating fat quarters, a nice straightforward pattern drawn up, and best of all, no deadline! Sometimes it’s good just to have something pretty but undemanding to sew. I often find that in that situation, I’ll get loads done, and the quilt almost feels as if it’s assembled itself.
The blocks for the outer border will be 16 inches square, all the others will be 8 inches square. And it’s a sorta, kinda medallion: the centre block is 4 traditional flower basket blocks where the bottom triangle is in a basketweave fabric and the top triangle is a floral. Round that will be 16-patch chequerboard blocks, and outside that again, a basket-weave with simple stars at the intersections. I think there’ll have to be a plain border round the whole thing to bring it up to size, but I’ll see how I get on.
And if you’re thinking you’ve seen the top picture before, you’re right, but since then, my cutting table is entirely covered with 8½ inch strips of jelly roll, and this quilt is galloping away with me! I’ll still be working away at all the others, but at the proper time.
Hurrah, and tally ho! I’m off again 🙂