This quilt is one that I've been playing with the pattern for over a year so I was really pleased when Jenny, the editor, liked my idea as well. There are six different blocks and a border in this quilt and it took a while to make, but it was worth it for me because seeing something go from a visual idea, to a sketch, to a finish is just bloody good fun.
Since I get to have such fun making things, and have the wonderful support of the Love Patchwork & Quilting team, I thought it would be good to pass on some of the happiness by donating this quilt to Siblings Together I've fallen behind in the making of the quilt I meant to do for them and this ensures I absolutely get one to this worthwhile charity. It's a win win situation all round in my mind.
The other project in this month's issue is this massive pincushion.
It has a needle book hidden on the bottom so you always have your needles handy and not mixed in with your pins as was my habit. Needless to say being able to play with my Heather Ross while making this meant I was in another of my happy places.
Which is good because this has been the week of motorways. M40 (multiple times), M25 (again, more than once, M23, M3, M27 and M271, plus the A34 which is always busy too, especially around Oxford. Today I repeat the M40, A34, M3, M27 and M271 route on another return trip. The girls have just spent four days on the Isle of Wight with friends. Time to go fetch them.