Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Another day, another quilt

This quilt has been gestating for a while now, first in my head, and latterly on the floor of my sewing room, which has been covered in piles of fabric for days. Every so often I squint at them and rearrange them slightly, trying to find the perfect combination of colours and prints.

I started hoarding these bright floral fabrics months ago, inspired by this quilt by Jane Brocket, and inevitably ended up with enough to make three quilts. This is the first, and the rest of the material is still scattered around the room in ever changing stacks, awaiting that final flash of inspiration.

When you make a quilt, of course, you also make a large pile of offcuts. For a change I thought I would put some of them to good use, and sewed a couple of little pincushions. They also help to get through that enormous box of old buttons that seems to have crept up on me. How do things like that happen?

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1 comment:

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

Oooh lovely colours... now if only I have the presight to hoard in beautiful colour combinations too! It might help me to lessen the hoard!! Sara x