Well in my last night's rugby orientated post (still coming back down from the ceiling!) I did promise you some stitching and here it all is
You might remember that just after we came home from our camping trip to Devon I did a bit of fabric shopping.
The black spotted fabric I bought 3 yards of has kept calling my name from the heap on the sewing room floor that resolutely refuses to tidy itself up.
So Friday teatime I had a little play
I have some lovely little rulers which I use to make the flying geese part of them (only in certain sizes you understand) as my triangles are not good and not worth doing without assistance
Any way this is the germ of a quilt idea - I think lots of random sawtooth stars with the black spotty as both the star and the background interspersed with big spots/circles appliqued in both black spotty on brights and brights on the spotty background. The black spotted fabric has lots of different bright colours in the spots to play with for the contrast.
I have three quillows to make for Nigel's two nieces and nephew for the 'C' word - the spotty stars could be for one of the girls - I have some lovely tractor fabric to use for the boy
Then here is some applique I've been playing with - I got it all ready to take away camping with me thinking darkish fabrics won't show up the dirt then I managed to stitch only one as I stuck my nose in a succession of books throughout the trip
So I picked them up the other Monday to take to my morning group as we only have handstitching facilites.
I've also stitched away between rugby matches over the past week or so - can't actually sew during the match as you miss too much if you look away from the screen
I think these will be the basis for the second girls quillow - not sure what I'll put with them - I have very little yellow in my stash which would have been a good choice to tie in with the flower centres - will have to give this further thought.
I only have fifteen of these flowers as that's all the hand-dyed backing fabric would yield but as quillow quilts tend to be long and narrow I guess five rows of three will probably be fine. I do have plenty of the various plaids to play with - I might even do large QST's in yellow and check between the flower blocks (Oh no more dreaded triangles!!!) - we'll see........
Next job some more spotty stars then or some QSTs.....................