We had a pretty quiet Christmas, but I'm still recovering frm the New Year celebrations. (Note to self - don't drink so much of the fizzy stuff next year.)
In between eating and drinking I've been chain piecing blocks for the Blueberry Fool quilt and this is where I've got to so far.
Someone mentioned that they thought it was a lot different from Blackcurrant Fool, but I personally can't see the difference, except that the "blades" haven't been added yet. There is a lot more dark and white than in the previous one and I'm trying ever so hard to provide contrast.
I winged it with Blackcurrant Fool and I seem to be planning this one a lot more.
I haven't started machining the blocks together yet. I thought I'd wait and see how big it gets before getting fed up. I'm thinking of stopping roughly about this size, will add the "blades" and then a small border to round it off.
After that perhaps I'll muck about with the purples and blues (there are still loads left over) and make a lap quilt for my Mother. I asked her last year if she wanted a lap quilt and got a firm no. When she was over here in November she said how warm quilts are and would like a lap quilt to snuggle under during the cold months. Honestly! So that's the next project sorted.
Isn't it marvellous about the Liberated Quilting Challenge! I was approving membership applications to the Yahoo group most of yesterday and when I logged on to the internet this morning, found that my fellow Moderator, Nancie V in TX, had approved loads more.
I'm not at all sure what I'm going to do yet. I did letters for Tonya's Priority Hope Challenge and I toying with the idea of doing a free-pieced rose similar to the one that Tracey did a tutorial for (here).
We've had the most extraordinary weather over the last few days. 3 nights ago there was the most amazing thunderstorm with torrential rain (in December!?!?) and now the temperature has dropped again and we are building up for a couple of cold days.
The skies have been amazing.
As have the sunsets
Woohoo - I've just realised - only 2 days to go before Gwen's new book is out. I wonder what it's like?
Then there is February to look forward to when Bonnie's Adventures with Leaders & Enders comes out. What fun we are going to have this year.
Until the next time.