Tuesday, 6 March 2012

New starts

After a sad trip out this afternoon to a family funeral I was in need of some fabric therapy so I started 2 new projects. The first one is a block for the New York Beauty Quilt Along. When I saw this one advertised a few weeks ago I just knew I had to join in even though I need another project like a hole in the head! Anyway, the quilt along started properly yesterday so I'm not too far behind for a change :) I imagine that there will be lots of fabulous variations of this pattern so it will be lovely to see them all taking shape in the flickr group. I've used a print from Melody Miller's Ruby Star Shining range with some complementary solids in cotton and linen for mine and I love it! I've cut out the fabrics for 3 more blocks so I can make a full circle and might look at them tomorrow if I get chance.
The other project I started is a quilt for Angela (Wandafish), who was one of our giveaway winners. These are the fabrics I will be using. I've gone for vivid colours alongside monochrome prints. In my head this will be completely beautiful when it's finished, fingers crossed it works in reality! Well Angela, I did say that I would go multi-coloured for you so I hope this doesn't scare you too much :)
There will be many large half square triangles like these. I intend to sew more tomorrow!
Hope this week has started productively for you too :) Catch you soon x


  1. Your blocks are looking good. Di xo

  2. Sorry you had sad start to the day; I know how that feels xxx

    Love your NYB and lucky Angela xxx

  3. Funerals are never easy *hugs*

    Your fabric therapy looks fantastic! I'd love to try the NY Beauty QAL but daren't take on any more. Yes, lucky me!! I'm loving what I see so far, thanks :)

  4. Oh these are looking yum! Can't wait to see more! Sorry you've had a sad week, great way to deal with it though! Jxo

  5. I have seen this pattern for the QAL, I would love to give it a try but definintely don't have time :-( Love the look of yours

  6. Love your NYB segment - can't wait to see the other three! And Angela's prize looks fabulous so far! Sorry to hear you've had a sad start to the week...take care xx

  7. So sorry to hear of your loss. This quilt along caught my eye, too, but I'm not joining until I get a couple of already-started projects completed! :)


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