It was designed by Linda and Carl
Sullivan. You can find their website over HERE
I immediately knew this would qualify
as a quilt to bust my scraps even though the designers used Kaffe Fasset fabric
(Collective Spring 2017) and I didn’t have too many scraps of these as I tend
to rather use them for fussy cutting BUT (and there is somehow always a ‘but’
with my quilting) I wanted it bigger…. much bigger.
Now with most patterns simply
enlarging the blocks or making more blocks will do the job but this one baffled
me especially with the layout but I eventually got the hang of it.
This is the very beginning of my current project but now I
have to get ready for a 60th birthday party tonight.
I didn’t get much quilting done last week, life happened. I
had a nice birthday though with lovely gifts from family and friends. I will share my quilty gift from Karin at a
later stage. After the Port Elizabeth
quilt festival my head is absolutely brimming with ideas and it is as if time
disappears in the mist. To make matters worse I had a quilt being free-motioned
on my table and 3 design walls stuffed with projects in the making, so not fair
to start yet another project.
Hubby has not been feeling well for 2 weeks and on Friday it
reached a climax when he started getting the chills, overdressing and refusing
to move away from the heater. Best time
to make a doctors’ appointment for a stubborn man and without resisting he went
and got into bed just after 2pm. So I
had the house and my time to myself alas only at 8pm after seeing that all the
pets were sorted, hubby was fed and drugged, the kitchen tidy and my face
cleaned could I pour myself a decent glass of wine and get in behind my Grand
I finished the free motion, cut the binding strips with my
newly acquired 2½” GO strip cutter and left the binding to do while watching
the men’s final on Wimbledon.
Again no fabric purchased for this quilt, all came from my
stash or scrap drawers.
Friend Karin and I are going to the Siyadala Quilt Festivalin Port Elizabeth and I am so excited.
We always have so much fun and stories to tell after one of these trips.
Fortunately Karin’s husband is driving us down, so no scissors being taken off
by airline security or paying fines for overweight luggage. We’ve decided to treat ourselves by staying
in a hotel with all the glitz and glamour that comes along with it.
I am however positive about being productive and plan to
quilt in the hotel room at night as the two of us have no hangovers about going
to our room at 8 pm. Anyway my handwork
is all prepped and bagged…. Feeling ever so eager to get things done!