Firstly by thumbing through Material Obsessions (beautiful book - I do a link up later) I thought I would tackle a scrapbuster of a quilt. 4 blocks in and a whole day has passed and my will to carry on with the thought of another 20 blocks to conquer was waining. So in a 'quick fix' sort of a mood I trawled through my fabrics and came across about a metre square of a beautiful soft furnishing remnant/sample piece that I picked up at a charity shop and seemed perfect colourwise. Having made the borders to my 4 blocks, I started thinking about the GEEs Bend quilters and how they quilted with little or no mod cons - no rotary cutters for them..and started to rip big slices of two georgous remnants recently acquired (some £2 curtains with great big cabbagey flowers and another £1.99 remnant from local charity shop possible lightweight curtains) and I really enjoyed mixing the weights of the fabrics, it really didn't detract from 'the look'. I have echoed the four inner blocks with giant 10" outer blocks ..then bordered with some linen/ticking tablecloth that has been looking for the right home,
By Jimminy, I'm lovin it!! Its growing quickly and is forever open to twists and turns as the fabric takes me on its own journey.