Last night I finally got started on my DQS 12 quilt. I have a stack of A Stitch in Color, which is a fabric line by Malka Dubrawsky. These are fabrics are so full of colour and fun and they replicate many of her hand dyed fabrics. I decided to try making log cabins, basically following her pattern for Nate's Quilt in her book Fresh Quilting. You are correctly assuming that I am a huge fan of hers. I am not at all sure that this is my partner's style, so I may well make up another of my ideas, but for today I am going to quilt this loveliness.
Thank you to everyone who stopped to celebrate my one year blog birthday with me and to share their spring/fall sewing plans. You have given me loads of inspiring ideas. This morning I visited Mr. Random Generator and selected the winner of these beautiful fat quarters which Jennifer from Dragonfly Fabric generously provided. Stephanie from Spontaneous Threads is the winner.
Tangerine Tango Challenge - interesting coincidence. If you have not seen her quilt, go here for look and to read about how she made it, it is wonderful.
And, while we are discussing luck, a happy St. Patrick's Day to you and may you have a magical spring and year.
And that is a picture of my Colourbox from Oakshott Fabrics, which was delivered in 3 days after my order, all the way from the UK. It has 100 colours and comes with a handy photo for future reference. I spent a couple of evenings this week washing and ironing all of these lovely fabrics, which are even nicer after washing. I am keen to use them - maybe there will be time this weekend for that too.
I am also making bee blocks, many many bee blocks this weekend, and they are all great blocks. Time to get started.