Yesterday I pieced the last 6 blocks in my version of the scrappy trip quilt that took the quilting world by storm a couple of months ago - you know me, better late than never right?! It has taken me a couple of weeks to get this one done, but I am thrilled with the final result. It is not exactly scrappy as the fabrics - Sweet Broderie by Rosalie Quinlan and some Lecien Basic spots and dots - were originally destined for the Vignette Mystery quilt designed by Leanne Beasley(my first block below.) However I knew after tracing the stitchery of that first block that there was no way I would ever finish a quilt with that much stitchery and applique - it would sit around gathering dust FOREVER. So when I saw all the scrappy trip quilts appearing I knew I had my perfect pile of fabrics waiting for me! It is one of the largest I've made at 60 x 72" and now I have to think of how I will quilt it...... any ideas??
|Still love this block - maybe it will end up a cushion......|
Here is part of the reason I've been absent from blogging recently, our girls recently got ponies, and we've been spending a lot of time working with them as they learn the ropes. It has been a very long wait for the girls, our eldest has been dreaming of her own pony for years now, and the day has finally arrived. Lots of fun being had by all(and anxious times for a Mum who is not really into horses - but we are learning together.)
Today I have plans to finish my pincushion for the Stitch-A-Long blog, it is the last day of the month of course so it has to happen today! I'll be back later to share the progress on that and some pics of a recent swap...... I hope you have a wonderful Easter Sunday today.......Nicky x
PS: Thanks for the comments on the Bloglovin - is it just me or is there no way of reading a full post in Bloglovin without clicking through to the actual site? I'm not entirely sold on Bloglovin yet, but will give it a go for a while.