I had a lovely weekend. The english paper piecing workshop was a success (did I take any photos? No - not one. I was enjoying it too much). If anyone is interested in learning the basics of english paper piecing please let me know, and if there is enough interest I'll arrange another date.
Most of Saturday evening was spent sewing the blocks together for scrap vomit part deux. There are so many really really awful fabrics in this quilt, I spent too long hunting for ugly prints and not enough time sewing, but I managed to finish this morning and tried (mostly unsuccessfully) to get a photo. It's a bit blustery today. The finished quilt top is a bit bigger than the original, at 70x84". I was going to go bigger, but I quite liked how this was big enough for a bed, but also perfect for the couch.
Now I have to piece a back using the leftover blocks and some solids and send it off to long armed Chris to quilt (I'm thinking something like a baptist fan might look good?). This quilt was meant to be for me, as the original scrap vomit went to live with a friend of mine (only over the road, so not exactly far away). I say meant to be for me, because Miss G has laid claim to it. She doesn't do that often, so when she does express an interest in something I've made I gladly let her use it.
I've just realised the quilt is upside down in the pics.
If you want to make your own scrap vomit quilt, there's a tutorial in my tutorials section (just scroll down to find it, it's there, I promise!) If you were to make one, I'd love to see it - there's a flickr group for any blocks or quilts you make.
This morning the lovely UPS man dropped off a package containing my fabrics for the next quilt along I'm doing (after swoon). If you fancy joining in we'll be making this quilt or this quilt - or both, up to you! I've got a domestic bliss jelly roll for hopscotch and some fun bella solids in jade and fuchsia. It's going to be a really girly, colourful quilt.
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