Having finished my series of New York, cushions it’s time to work on something else. Tempting though it is to start a quilt to go with the cushions, I thought I should have look at my PhDs (Projects Half Done!) I’ve got 4 unfinished projects – well I had a couple more and heartlessly decided I was never going to make them so threw them out. Sometimes UFOs or PhD are precisely that for a reason.
Amongst the PhDs are a couple of scraps quilts on the go (I sew together pairs of 2 1/2″ squares of scrap fabric as leaders and enders when I am piecing other quilts and these grow into scrap quilts in their own right). I came across this pattern a while back from Quilt Sampler magazine
which I can extend with an extra row to be large enough for a single bed.
I’ve sewn all my squares into rows and then blocks
And found that I’d made a reasonable start on the flowers.
I’ve decided to make Suffolk puffs for the flower centres.
Every two years one of the groups I belongs to hold a quilt show. It opened today and finishes tomorrow.
So on Thursday afternoon, it was time to set up
We had lots of great quilts – and lots of smaller pieces of patchwork
After a few hours, the chaos (and the Church) was transformed
And in the entrance, we hung the raffle quilt -
I’ve just completed the fourth of my New York themed cushions. I used a further pattern from Pillow Pop for one side -
Essentially it’s 9 patch (for which I used 4 squares of two fabrics – one with a white background and the other with a black and just had enough of another fabric for the centre). The 1/4 circles were made from scraps which I appliqued onto the squares.
The other side used almost all my remaining NY themed fabrics -
And now I’m done! 4 new cushions for the sofa in my sewing room
Yesterday afternoon, we went to Kentwell Hall near Long Melford in Suffolk. Being early in the season and not a very nice day weatherwise, the place was deserted. But the daffodils were still looking lovely -
And the peacock put on impressive show