.. with hindsight, was rather text heavy. So, I promise a few more photos this time. I’m still new to this blogging lark and it is taking me a while to get to grips with all the technical stuff.
OK… I love quilting but I’m not very productive. I run my own business with my husband and I still have one
child teenager living at home, so stitching time isn’t exactly abundant. I dream all day of what I’m going to stitch at night but by the time I get there, I’m too knackered so don’t always bother. But, having always promised myself I would make a New York Beauty quilt one day, the NYB Quilt Along was meant for me.
I decided the fabrics for this quilt would come entirely from my stash (I always say that – never succeed), which meant going for the scrappy look. So, for a while now I’ve been following the daily posts at http://blog.photocardboutique.com/ and have been waiting for the right project to come along and put the lovely colour combos to good use.
I won’t be too slavish to these colour palettes – I couldn’t get the pale buff colour at the top to work with the other colours, so substituted green. And I certainly don’t have enough fabric in my stash (who put that picture down there?) to exactly match every combination. But I’m going to have a blooming good try!
Anyhow, I’m really pleased with the way my first block has turned out.
I really hope it’s not beginner’s luck – the next one is more challenging.
The first attempt isn’t too bad although the flowery pink and white fabric in the middle didn’t handle as well as I would have liked. I kind of stuck a pin in my Pinterest colour board for this one. The colours were almost identical to my first block, but after another stab, I picked the same again so I was obviously meant to do it. The next block will be entirely different colours though – I don’t have enough pink, orange and green in my stash to make a whole quilt.
OK, I'd better get on with some work now - only 20 minutes to coffee break ;)
Chocolate biccie anyone?