Hmm no, but hey let me mention it just so we can talk about it awhile.
About this same time every year I go a little mad about fabric. From pastel florals to modern geometric, just name it and I’m sure I’ll find a reason as to why I think I have to have it. It also doesn’t take much more than the word pre-cut to get my attention, but pair that with an adorable name like jelly roll, layer cake, charm or honey bun and who wouldn’t want to get their hands on a sweet little bundle of endless possibilities, I mean seriously.
Despite having learnt to sew at an early age, it was only two years ago that I actually made my first quilt. I designed the blocks/pattern myself, purchased way too much yardage (the perils of an overzealous beginner quilter) and sewed my little heart out to have it finished in time to enter into our annual agricultural show. I won first prize for ‘Quilt by Beginner’ and that was that. I was hooked.
Since then I’ve made this one that I gave to Mum for her birthday, have just about finished this one which I’m ashamed to say has not been touched since er, March of last year…gulp, and have yet another one on standby that currently consists of a few stacked sewn half triangles.
That should keep me busy for a while you say? Well yes, but alas in my midst of fabric fever I suddenly had a brilliant idea that Mum and I should make a Christmas quilt together. Or rather a quilt each – same fabric, different pattern. And then we’re just going to pretend that making a quilt intended for our otherwise incredibly hot holiday season makes complete sense. As does the excuse to buy even more gorgeous fabric! We’ve settled on Chateau Rouge by French General. Perfect for a red, white and grey themed Christmas.
And I have some other rather exciting news to share, but I’m saving it for tomorrows post 🙂