The first of my Sampler Quilts is now a flimsy. It has been a challenge working with these fabrics, and maybe a scrappier style would have been easier, yet im pleased.........no more than pleased....i love it!!!:
I love the checkerboard border!!!! There r 25 blocks in this quilt and it was getting harder and harder to pick blocks for a beginner (thankfully i can let loose in the next one!!!) but i think its simple and effective. So now its just on to the quilting and the pattern writing (hmm lots of pattern writing and half my notes r vague lol).
The sewing centre has this fantastic new range of Hemingworth Quilting Thread and the colours r just fantastic. At $8.95 a reel (1000m) they r good value, so i went and and claimed a few for my stash, just in random colours:
I love the variegated ones, i cant wait to use them!!! Coincidently only one or two actually match this Sampler, so guess what???......oh dear, i need to buy some more......wohoooo!!!!lol
Ive also been busy reading and ive finished the first 3 Elm Creek Novels:
Ohhhhh how much did i love these???? I bonded with these women, i laughed with them, learned from them, feared for them and yes i cried for them (many times). Friendships like those r true and everlasting. There is no judgement, no jealousy... just love!!! How i dream of that quilting frame and spending time with those "special" friends but alas none of my friends quilt (except my blogger friends), so its a chat around a pot of coffee instead (or email lol).......my next installment of books is "on the way" (hurry up!!!) and i cant wait to get lost in the lives of these amazing women!!!!
Hope ur enjoying ur weekend,