19 February 2012

Short Attention Span

That's me lately - can't seem to settle on doing one thing.  While reading this blog yesterday I came across this quilt and thought how lovely it is and what a great way to use up favourite left-overs.  Then I remembered I had some leftover of jelly roll pieces from Twirling Bliss, about 0.5m of the white-on-white from Hot Cross plus a little bit of the red spot fabric to use for the centre of the blocks, so last night I started cutting and had to sew up one block.  There was enough fabric in those leftovers to make 12 blocks and I have plenty of the Bliss large floral to use for a border.

Granny Square Block
The block isn't set out precisely as in the original, because I don't have enough darks and lights, but I'm really happy with how it looks and thrilled to bits to be making another quilt out of these pretty leftovers.

Something else pretty exciting happened this week too.  I have been asked to make a cot quilt on commission for a baby due in May - the only requirement is that grey is used and, after discussing fabrics with the soon-to-be nanna, I'll be using some of the Little Apples range by Aneela Hoey - it's so sweet, teemed with a couple of grays and a red from A Day in the Country.

10 comments:

Cardygirl said...

Love the block....the baby quilt will be sweet.

De said...

Great block to use scraps and congrats on the quilt commission - will look great!

helbel19 said...

I think you have the fabrics placed very well and it will be great to see it finished. Good luck with the quilt commission.

Helen


PS.... told you retirement is very busy.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

A very pretty block Lynda....& congrats on the commission....a testament to your lovely work!
Cheers....Jane.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The block looks fantastic Lynda..gret way to use up the scraps...commission quilt, how exciting, cute fabric...

Nicole said...

It's very pretty. I really like the color combination. It looks so cheerful.

shez said...

cute block and what a lovely project your commissioned piece will be.xx

Yvette said...

What a pretty block. How fortunate to ave such lovely scraps to use.

Teresa said...

Love the block Lynda.. it looks wonderful. Love the fabrics and colours. Good luck with the baby quilt.. they obviously know you make beautiful quilts!

Bec said...

Gorgeous block, looking forward to seeing the top when you get it done.
Exciting news about a quilt commission!

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