On the sewing front, much more fun, I've caught up my CW blocks. I really love this block 20 New England, it's so pretty. I bought some fabrics last week at my LQS and I used one of them in this block. The softer pink serpentine in the centre of the block. The colours really please me.
This next block is number 21, Underground Railroad. It reminds me of the Jacob's Ladder block. Both of the prints in this block are from the Collection for a Cause Hope range, gorgeous range of fabrics.
Lastly, I made block 22, Blockade. When I saw this I thought it was going to be a real fiddle but it went together without drama. I pinned carefully and stitched first with a large machine stitch to check everything was where it should be, points matching etc. Once I was satisfied, I put my machine back to the normal stitch size and sewed it together. I was a little nervous about introducing pink into this quilt with the previous block, but once I tried it I thought it looked fine so I went for it and added some more!
See what I mean,lol.
Way back at block 13, Little Blue Basket, I didn't put a handle on. I finally stitched a handle on my little basket block last week. Ta, da!
Here's a photo of all my CW blocks so far, I'm really pleased with them. I love going to the Flickr group for the CW quilt-along and seeing all the different fabric choices people make. There are going to be some beautiful quilts once they are all finished.
I often wonder what quilters and quilt collectors in the future will make of our quilts. With all the fabric ranges and quilt patterns available now, it will be interesting for them to discover quilts that have used whole ranges (jelly roll or layer cake quilts for example) and quilters who have made several quilts by the same designer ( I have made a couple of Fig Tree patterns and have another in the works!) Here's hoping ,of course, that my quilts survive!
I am finishing up the quilting on this quilt for my son, Nicolas, it's been a while coming.....I think he may be wondering if he'll ever get to sleep under it! With the fabrics and pattern on this quilt I have just meandered all over the centre with a variegated thread, it has greyish blues of varying depths. I just have the border to do now but I've been procrastinating over what to do in it, I'm hopeless!! I fully intend to bite the bullet and get it done this afternoon.
I'll shackle myself to this until it's finished!
I've nearly finished stitching the binding down on my Fig Tree, Jelly Rose quilt. I'm quite pleased with the quilting and can't wait to have it on my bed. Such a pretty pattern. It was so easy to put together. I have a Jelly Stars pattern ( Fig Tree) that I have made the four large stars for, it would only take an hour or so to finish. I must pull it out of the cupboard!
Hope you have all had a great weekend.