Yes, I've started another quilt - OK it's a sickness. I really can't help myself since I have beautiful fabrics pouring into Sew and Quilt quite regularly it's very hard not to dream up quilt ideas for them all. These blocks below will be turned into a double irish chain quilt for our bed, I've had the Scrappy Trips on their for a while and although I love it - I've been wanting something a little softer. So for this project I've chosen Happy Go Lucky Aqua Penny Dots, along with some Kona Lemon and Kona Snow. I'm hoping it will all work together nicely as it's a big quilt! It's going to finish at 88" square, yikes!
I got the pattern from a book my mum picked up for me at the carboot earlier in the summer. It's called Quilts Around The Year and it's got lots of traditional projects which are themed by the season. I really love most of the projects actually and I am particularly taken by the Rose Wreath quilt from the front cover, I've never thought of trying appliqué before but this has really got me itching to try it sometime. I don't think I could manage a whole quilt top but a small wall hanging could be achievable!? I've also been inspired by the many quilts featured in a beautiful turkey red and green colour-way, I will definitely be using that in some up-coming Christmas projects this year.
You can find the link to the book on my 'Books I Recommend' tab on my sidebar, it's only $5.99 in the U.S. and good news for my UK readers, I've found it for only 1p !! that's cheaper than carboot prices ;)
So all 64 blocks are complete! and now for the fun part, sewing it into a quilt top - I love this part, it's when it all starts to take shape and you can really see what it's going to turn out like :) I'll hopefully be able to post a finished quilt top soon! Hope you're all having a great week.
p.s. On a side note, thank you to some of my blog pals who let me know recently I was a 'no reply blogger', my settings were changed when I moved to Google+ and I hadn't realised! grhh! It's now updated at last! and sorry if I haven't replied to some of my lovely blog comments recently, I've been so behind. Just wanted you all to know I'm very appreciative taking the time to write a little message on my posts :) xo