I love Mondays - after the weekend with the family it's my 'me' day - the one day of the week I don't go into work.
Mind you I don't always get to do nothing - in fact not very often at all. But I do enjoy going to my quilt group and having a good old 'chew of the fat' with all the other ladies whilst doing a bit of handstitching.
Over the past few weeks, in between hand applique projects like my 'Ugly bug/tulip' table runner I've been doing some redwork.
I finished this today - I shall now put a red and sand coloured checked border around it and make it into a Christmas wall hanging.
Last night I also completed the second of the blocks I'm doing for Clare at Dordogne Quilter - I may do some more to go with these - we'll see what inspiration comes to me before I head to the post office.
Yesterday I went to a small quilt show on the other side of Taunton. Not a big collection of quilts but nevertheless some lovely ones and some delicious cakes in the refreshment room too.
Here's a 'confetti' quilt for my third 'red'. I was very taken with this pattern - squares of fabric sliced 'buggy barn' style and then swapped over and reassembled.
And here are two of its mates in other colourways.
I think the last one, the batik, is my favourite - a lovely mix of colours.
This would be a good simple pattern for a quick and colourful quilt for charity I think. Maybe I'll show you some more of their handiwork another day
Sew many quilts - sew little time :o)