Last weekend, I was on a four-day workshop at Handcrafters House with David Taylor, which was loads of fun, and I will tell you all about it later when I have done some more of my homework. This week, however, I have not had any sewing time during the day, so I have chipped away at things that are not too taxing on my tired brain late at night.
I was trying to resist starting new projects, but because I give away baby quilts almost as fast as I can make them, and because it could be made from stash, and because I have had Ruth’s original pinned on Pinterest for ages, and because Yvonne’s fabric pull looked so cute, and because it is rainbows …
In the process, I realised that my stash is pretty well stocked, except for blues in the middle shades, like royal blue. I have plenty of navy, teal and washed-out blues but very little pure blue outside of my traditional fabric stash. I confess I bought a couple of new blue fabrics locally (and cheaply) and will now keep my eyes open for blues I like.
The quilt-along’s instuctions are for working with charm packs or layer cakes, and they are really comprehensive instructions, covering everything from colour wheels to measurements. For mine, however, I cut 6-inch squares from my stash. I could have cut 5-inch squares, but cutting the slightly larger size means that my finished blocks are 5 inches and the top is about 40 inches square – perfect for a single width of fabric on the back.
I might not quilt it for a while as I need to buy a baby-sized piece of quilt wadding or wait for some good offcuts from bigger quilts.
But the first thing I made this week was these heart blocks for the survivors and families affected by the Orlando massacre. I will give these to the Perth Modern Quilt Guild via Serena to add to the modern guilds’ contribution to the cause. I used my white mirror ball fabric and rainbow stripes, obviously.