Friday was a busy family day but I did manage to get a little bit of sewing done. Yesterday DH and I travelled with some friends to the Oakbank Easter races (horse), its a picnic day starting with a 5am wake up to get up to the track for a cooked breakfast at 7am in the picnic area. DH and I have been joining the same friends at Oakbank for 20 years, and in that time have only missed two meetings.
So today was a sleep in, I didn't get out of bed till 10am, enjoying coffee in bed and finishing a book that I was reading, (Michael Caines autobiography). Now I am spending the remainder of the day doing what I love best.
On Friday I made two more blocks for my Sampler jelly roll quilt in the French General range and plan to make one or two more of these today.
I also picked up on a project I started 12 months or more ago, making blocks from my scraps of strips
Here is the hugs pile of scraps I have to use up
I have sewn them together in strips and press them, and then trim them to 8 inch blocks. Initially I made the blocks as straight strips, but seeing similar quilts on other ladies blogs I decided I preferred the look of the strips being on the angle.
Here are the few blocks that I had made the first time I started this project, and I am sure you will agree with me that the blocks with the strips on the angle will be more interesting in a quilt
Or if i join them together in similar colourways like the example below. I look forward to your thoughts on this.
Lastly, but certainly not least, I made a simple Blanket of Love quilt to send to Cheryll in NSW. Read all about this worthy cause on Cheryls Blog dedicated to this cause HERE . This was an easy quilt made up of scrpas left over from some babies quilts I had made for family and friends. The back of the quilt is in brushed cotton and for a moment I didnt think I had enough, (as I ran out of the yellow).
|Front of quilt|
|Back of quilt|