I am joining in again with Thursday's lovely My Creative Space at Kootoyoo.
Clockwise from top left:
- Red-themed fabric from a lovely mix pack put together by Leni & Rose
- Audrey and Maude's beautiful Two Square quilt pattern
- Completed blocks
- Tools of the trade - Clover quilt pencil, rotary cutter and 1/4" machine presser foot
- Treats from a very kind blog friend, Ellieboo
My original plan was to make a large - very large - comfy picnic rug to use for family outings. However, I think I frightened myself off with the sheer scale of the task. Being prone to a bit of haphazard, saw-toothed cutting and crazy, swerving seams, I kept imagining the worst (despite some gentle encouragement from this talented quilter ). Honestly, just think of the size of the mess I could create with 32 fat quarters! So I never even got as far as cutting the pieces for a block.
Then last week, I saw Audrey and Maude's attractive Two Square pattern, at the show. Suddenly it made sense to start on a smaller project and find my feet. So this week, I surveyed the well-written instructions, took a deep breath, cut up some fabric and stitched bits together.
There. Done. And there lo' ... were some finished blocks. It was not half as tricky as I was expecting. Its was ... fun. So this evening I am back for more. Blocks and chocolate (Galaxy Minstrels, pictured above) - the perfect combination!