Hey, and it's functional and I really do need a new apron for my bits and pieces when I'm machine quilting at my longarm!
I made a start on it as soon as I got home, it will not languish on the shelf of good intentions.
I have also been lured by the lovely blocks displayed on Barbara Brackman's new site Civil War Quilts (see logo in my sidebar, click to go there) and have made the first and second blocks. I accidentally cut double the number of pieces for the first block so made another. Once I'd made two of the first block I thought I may as well make two of the second one. I'm a bit disappointed with the lack of contrast between the red and brown fabrics in the pinwheel centres, ah, live and learn.
I also finally buckled and bought a bundle of fat 1/8's of the Collection for a Cause Hope range( from LQS) which I've been going back to look at again and again online. I've used one of the browns and one of the reds in these blocks. There are some lovely teal blues and a caramel floral that I really like. I don't know why I didn't take a photograph of them. Tomorrow perhaps.
There are some great quilt-alongs and swaps starting in blogland. As well as the Civil War blocks, Lori from Humble Quilts has posted the first steps for her doll quilt, Midnight Stars. I'm tempted to join in the fun with this little quilt too.
Christine from Once Upon a Quilt is running a doll quilt swap. There is still time to join this one. Christine posted some great photos she took when she was in the US of antique doll quilts, well worth a look.
I'd better get off the computer and get on with my utility apron seeing as I need a new one so badly ;-)
Bye for now,