No, this is not turning into a quilting and patchwork blog, however, I am making another quilt using the same techniques as the one I have just finished. This is for another work colleague – a retirement gift this time.
It is very different colours – generally autumn tones.
Here are some of the squares cut out. I had some of the fabric in my stash but nowhere near enough as it is not the colours I tend to use. The remainder is made up of some new fabric specifically for the project as well as some that I found on an op shop crawl this morning. We are fortunate to have no fewer than 4 op shops in the small town near where we live.
I spent the afternoon and evening cutting out and piecing fabric. It is coming together nicely and these are the first 5 completed blocks. There are another 11to do before I arrange them to get the best balance of colours.
While I was hunting out suitable fabric at an op shop, this piece caught my eye.
A 1 metre length of brand new cotton fabric which is 112cm wide. It cost me 50c and will be used to make a sleeveless shirt for me.
The other thing I bought was not fabric so I will save the story of that for another blog post.