I love this Piccadilly Circus block. The pattern is very easy to follow. An Instagram friend (@aqua_paisley) came up with a great way to cut the left-overs to make bonus blocks - so pleased I already had the Dresden Plate ruler.
I'm really keen to make the Piccadilly Circus quilt. Went ahead and cut out all my strips because I'm running out of many of these fabrics and didn't want to be tempted to use them in something else.
The Stitching Girls met up on Saturday and Kerryn brought along the cot quilt we made for her little baby boy (due in 4 weeks) - the girls gave it to Kerryn at her baby shower. I wasn't able to attend because I was at another extra-special baby bbq. I was so pleased to see the finished quilt. We all made blocks using the Go Four It design, this year's quilt-along pattern from American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.
During the week I made backing for Kaleidoscope and on Saturday gave the quilt to Karen for quilting.
Saw this photo on Instagram a couple of days later - the little clouds quilting looks wonderful.
A few weeks ago Karen quilted an old UFO for me - a 12" block sampler made along with my on-line stitching group. The blocks were made in 2010 and the quilt top has been together since early 2011.
Saturday night I finally sewed bindings onto 4 quilts: Fireworks, 12-1/2" Sampler
The Wish Quilt, and Leanne Beasley's 365 Challenge Quilt made in 2007-2008 (which Karen quilted earlier this year)
Mum and I spent Sunday in Sydney visiting the family - lunch with Michael and Peta then some time with with Elizabeth, Matt, Jenni and Miss ChaCha.
On Monday I went outside to bring in the washing to find the clothesline was a casualty of the huge winds blowing that morning:
Lovely new blue clothesline installed yesterday - matches the roof and trims on my house.
Monday night was the next Scrappy Sampler instalment - Vintage Tulips
It's the middle of winter here and the roses are still blooming - there are plenty of new buds too.