Some time back, well before I imagined that I would ever make a quilt, a Layer Cake came into my life, courtesy of a garage sale (Mum has an eagle eye!).... I had seen them online, but couldn't make sense of why anyone would deliberately buy fabrics already cut into pieces... ha ha little did I know, hey?!
Fast forward to now, & I have finally got around to making something with it... thanks to a great tutorial over at Samelia's Mum... it's called the "1 + 2 Quilt"...
I cut my fabrics on Thursday night, & started sewing my blocks at patchwork & sewing group on Friday... somehow I managed to get 21 of 28 blocks fully sewn, in spite of stopping for coffee, chatting, lunch, chatting & more coffee! Well you can see how easy they are, they were perfect for doing at group.
There are 4 blocks each of what you see above, & the layout alternates them with the remaining uncut layer cake squares.
The garage sale also yielded some co-ordinating fabrics; clearly they all were purchased with a plan in mind that never happened... so that's a score for me... I love these prints & I can't wait to get it all put together!
My '1 Xmas Item A Month' for June is another stitchery for my Tis The Season wall hanging... 6 done & 7 to go... I'm really loving these little designs... thanks Narelle for hosting us!
This block is called "Christmas Joy".
If you haven't seen it already, I hope you will take a moment to go & enjoy a look at Marina's breathtaking newly-finished quilt... pop over here... it's a feast for your eyes, I guarantee you!
My lovely blogging friend Maria has finished two beautiful quilts recently too, they are here.
I love to see the finished items of my blogging friends, somehow it inspires me to enjoy my own projects a little more.
Thank you ladies who gave me some wonderful food for thought in regards to the fabric dye/run issue... I have some thinking to do... looks like the salt idea will be worth trying...
Have A Great Week & Stay Safe xx