I did not go fabric shopping after all, I had a look round the sewing room and found this.
A fat quarter collection from Kate Spain, I won it about 2 years ago and have been hoarding it for something special. There are 17 patterns here and I need 21 for the Snapshot quilt so added some from the stash.
These 4 will blend in nicely so all I need to buy is a white on white for the background, a solid for block frames and binding and possibly a polka dot for sashing and borders.
I am going to make the monthly blocks twice, once in this collection and once in random fabrics from the stash. That will give me a quilt to keep and one to give.
I have plenty of wadding and will be piecing the backs to use all the leftover fabrics from the fronts. The only thing that I will have to buy is thread, I am romping through it at the moment.
This is the first block, let them eat cake, sounds good to me. I look forward to seeing how it turns out in my different colour palette.
I have made a good start on the mile a minute sewing, it is good seeing the scrap mountain dwindle as I sew.
Here is my work so far, about 30 small blocks. I want to end up with 30 x 12 1/2" blocks, that will make a good double quilt with sashing and borders.
I am getting through the orphan block pile as well and using lots of pretty scraps.
These little owls popped up a few times and there is even a little bit of Christmas in there.
I am just mixing colour at random while trying to keep a reasonably balanced layout. I do have one or two places where the same pattern touches but do not mind at all.
As the blocks grow I will be sewing them together before cutting into the block size that I want.
It is very relaxed sewing and just the ticket for a lazy weekend. I was given a box of Asparagus yesterday so that will feature every day this week, I have shared it out with my neighbours and had a lovely bunch of roses in return from one of them.
I have not bid a welcome to all my new followers, I grovel before you and say welcome aboard, enjoy the trip. Feel free to leave a comment or a question as and how the moment takes you.
Dinner is simple roast chicken with a cauliflower and leek gratin, Asparagus and roast potatoes, and if we have room there is sticky toffee pudding and if not some fresh strawberries, a little gift from James. I do have some extra thick cream to go with either pudding.
I will give some of my freebies to Maggie later, there is plenty to go round.
Now I am back to my sewing and pressing. Not forgetting the tea of course.
I hope that you are all enjoying your weekend as much as I am. I have 2 loads of washing on the whirligig, in full sunshine. Lovely.