Now I would like some help here. The design began in a class with Karen Cunningham, and her name for the quilt is "English Autumn", by I have modified the design quite significantly, so I can't call it that. My mind has been pondering what to call it. Got any ideas? Please leave a comment with your suggestions. If you follow by email, you can always email me by clicking on the link in my profile.
Here is a photo of the quilt a week or so back. It now has a border of stars around it, echoing the centre medallion.
The last time I was at Stitching Hearts, we had a huge donation of stretchy fabrics. (Have you taken a squiz at the Stitching Hearts blog?) Our local Hobby Sew shop runs a monthly meeting where the ladies put together bandannas for cancer patients, so I took the stretchy fabric to them during the week. They are always looking for donations.
While I was at Hobby Sew I found this:
It is a tiny, rechargeable, bendy LED light, which, when folded up is about the size of 3 stacked up mobile phones. It has 3 levels of brightness, and is super light - great for travelling. So that had to come home with me. No fabrics. Wasn't I a good girl?
Yesterday, I put together the last of the blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for this month. I will be leaving on Saturday and will be away for the whole for the last week of February, so I needed to get these done sooner rather than later.
Here is the Road to Tennessee:
And the Jacob's Ladder which I pieced at Friday Quilters.
Fiona kindly pointed out that the 4-patches are supposed to have two dark, two light squares, and that the dark ones are supposed to follow up the ladder. (Thanks Fiona!) Well I didn't think of that did I? Certainly didn't achieve it with the blue blocks, so I made an effort to set the pink ones in the right way. Oh well. My "Modified Jacob's Ladder" blocks will have to do, I am not unpicking them all.
Also during the week, I started on the first of the blocks for the NewFO and Lets Book it challenges for this month. I blogged about that in this post. Here is what I have achieved so far. 64 x 3" blocks used. Tick.
Why not go on over and take a look at what others are making for the RSC14?
But for now, back to the sewing machine to finish that quilt!
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.