Earlier this year I decided to join in at the Lets Book it Challenge, and since its the end of the month its time to show my progress.
I started this little lap quilt for Stitching Hearts in February, and the construction dragged on through March. I am happy to say that at the end of April it is finished!!
You can see my original post here
It is was super easy, and a fun quilt to make, so I think it will appear regularly in the Patching Pixies workroom in various guises and colours. It only took so long because I was firstly away on holidays, then sick for virtually a month, then I had to get "Summer Evening in a Garden Maze" finished for the quilt show, then Easter fell on me. It is finished now and I am happy. It will go with me to Cabarita on Thursday.
My next project is inspired by this pattern by Dianne Tresize which appeared in the magazine Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol. 16 No. 1 from October 2007. I think that is old enough to qualify for the challenge, and I haven't made anything from this issue yet.
BUT. If you have read my blog for a while, you will know by now that I very rarely follow a pattern! The centre of this quilt uses 4.5" squares, and I have a rather large pile of pre cut 4" in lovely earthy tones in the cupboard, so that is what I will use.
Obviously I will have to jiggle the measurements as 4" blocks don't equal 4.5" blocks! The pattern also calls for broderie perse in the corners, but I am planning to find a suitable applique which will fit in the area, as I don't have a fabric I can use. So you see, the result will not look at all like the original. But that's fine by me.
Watch this space to see more on the progress.
Meantime, I have linked this post up to the link part at Vrooman's Quilts, so do go and take a look at what other people have made this month.
Til next time.....Keep on stitching