As I've had a few other things on my mind of late my craftiness has been jumping around like a frog on steroids. You have been warned
First up, I was a good girl and finally quilted my plus quilt (first shown waaaay back in March).
Now all I need to do is to have a few hours of quality couch-time while I handsew the binding on. Any good movies anyone can recommend? Please, no fantasy or sci-fi. Blurgh. ;)
To continue being a good girl, I also finished up my blocks for the Care circle of do.good.stitches.
For June, my gorgeous friend, Kristy, requested Garden Lattice blocks (minus one strip) in yellows and greys, with a black centre and bright white crossover. I love the simplicity of these blocks and think the final quilt will look stunning.
Another set of blocks I've been working on are Bear Paws, as I've been itching to join along with Lucy and Janine.
Originally with these I tried this method for the HST but found the bias edges a little tricky. After a small moment of stomping my uggies I pulled it together and went back to ye olde fashioned way. Sure, it is a little more work but I was much happier with the results.
The plan for these are a baby quilt for a little boy born just last month. My colour palette will be based around this perfect backing fabric I picked up yesterday, while engaging in some much needed retail therapy.
While I was shopping I had to pick up some backing fabric for Shiver Me Timbers, my pirate quilt. I initially wanted something theme-appropriate, like crossbones or some such, but in the end I went with something on sale and in Perth.
Sure, an excuse to order online and then have to fill up the envelope with the full 9 yds (to save money, obviously) would have been nice but... so would a new bathroom. And laundry. And furniture. And garden. I'm sure you get the picture.
Thirdly, I might have also grabbed this sweet Wink Wink in Meadow, a part of the Botanika collection by Paula Press for Michael Miller.
The reason for this purchase is hush hush but... aren't those birds just so sweet?!
And then, lastly, I also grabbed a few bits and pieces for my secret Le Challenge project. Are you playing along this month? I hope so! I can not wait to see everyone's interpretations of the theme: TOFFEE.
Well that's where I am at currently. I can't promise that anything listed here will actually be worked on next - but one can only hope! ;)
PS - Apologies for the crappy phone pics. My camera and I are currently fighting. Unfortunately it seems to be winning.
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced. PS - have you seen her fabulous new pattern, Diamond Tread? LOVE!