Thursday, 12 January 2012

Fabric, fabric and a bit more fabric

Lots of yummy fabric to report on today. As I seem to have developed a little bit of a thing for quilt-alongs.... I need some fabric to go with them:

Earlier this week I signed up for the Swoon quilt-along. I haven't signed up to anything since. I decided to make this quilt for me using the Happy Mochi Yum Yum fabric that I got for Christmas - this fabric is just so summery, I love it. By chance I had bought exactly 18 fat quarters - it was meant to be. So today I needed to get background fabric. I didn't want white or cream, so I was thinking navy. This is what I've ended up with. Not quite navy.
The red is less orangy in real life. I am now ready to start this project at the weekend. I've been reading all of the posts on the Flickr group and I'm now quite nervous about the cutting - I can't replace this fabric if I mess up. Here are the fabrics paired up as they will be in the blocks:

What else have I signed up for? The Oh My Stars Quilt Along. I started this earlier in the week (see my first bunch of stars here) and here is my second batch -all pinwheel stars. I think that chain piecing all five at once was maybe a bit too much....

I'm still well behind, but I have no plans for the weekend (other than sitting in front of my sewing machine and a couple of family birthdays) so maybe I'll make some progress on this too. The latest tutorial is for a frosted tips star.

The Tango Challenge to make a quilt with orange, one neutral colour and one other colour is another group I may have joined! Here is my fabric selection (warning - sunglasses required) - isn't it horrifically, garishly beautiful! Orange, pink and black... maybe I'll start this project at the weekend too.

The Melrose quilt (also here) is taking a back seat until I have had some free motion quilting tutition later this month.

And amongst all of this activity, my Chasing Chevrons quilt is still on my sewing table, though I haven't moved beyond the 15 blocks I made at the beginning of the month. Maybe this weekend.....

And the final new project of 2012 was the Quilt Aid block: I am continuing to make flowers from 1/2" hexagons....

Then of course I have all of the projects that I started last year...... heaven

The weekend will last for more than two days, won't it?

1 comment:

Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

Love the fabrics you have picked out for the swoon-a-long! And the bright colors with the black.. yes, it is bright, but I think they are perfect together and will make a stunning combo! :o)