Firstly can I just say a HUGE thank you from both Elise, myself and the family on your well wishes and prayers for Elise’s recovery. Honestly I have sat with tears in my eyes at the support that has been given and still can’t quite beleive that I am part of this wonderful blogging world. I have tried to thank everyone personally but if by some chance I have missed you please take this as our personal thanks.
Of course what’s a girl to do when she is going out of her mind with worry – start another quilt of course.
I have had a charm pack of Moda “Maypole” fabrics in the cupboard for ages. The fabric is so scrummy that I really didn’t want to use it at all but use it I must.
I decided on a Disappearing Nine Patch with very controlled colours. The charm pack was sorted into groups of five and I pulled more fabrics from my stash to add the control part.
Then, with great trepidation, I cut and sliced each nine patch block . Scary stuff.
But the results were worth it.
Elise and I decided to do alternate blocks in a black/dark grey (which I dyed) to set off the wonderful colours so now I am just waiting for the fabric to finish soaking in the rinse water then I can start putting this quilt together. I am leaning towards hand quilting it in pearl cotton but am not making a final decision until the entire quilt top is together. It won’t be huge – more a generous lap quilt but I am really pleased with it so far.
Then cause I am waiting for the dyed fabric I just had to start another project. More details soon but it begins with lots of Flying Geese units. Just the kind of fairly mindless sewing I need at the moment.