So whilst at fat quarterly retreat, a lovely friend said to me, can you do something with these?
well, it would have been rude not to!
I didn't like to say Hell, Yes!
so during my 2 weeks off work, I took this pile of lovliness and started something for me!
as you do!
divided them into lights and dark's ...
and before long, there wasn't a lot left of that lovely stack of fat quarters...
and in no time at all there were a pile of blocks ready for the off!
of course this was happening in between customer quilting!
before I could load it up on the frame for a little bit of special treatment with this Aurifil Poly thread, just the perfect match!
as you know, I do love to piece with Aurifil Mako 50 wt cotton, and was pleasantly surprised at how well the polyester thread behaved too!
Don't get me wrong, I still love Superior Rainbows for the beautiful high sheen and the way the light catches it, but this thread caught me off guard a little :)
because I know you want to see how it was quilted!
so the first week I pieced it, went to Festival of Quilts,
and the second week I quilted and bound it!
nothing like a quick make to satisfying the need for a finish
but only this week, did the sun go in so I could get a few shots in the garden
(no I'm not complaining about the wonderful summer we've had, I don't want it to end just yet)
and because this is made with Art Gallery Fabrics, it really feels fabulous!
I love this quilt, its definitely a grower, and its currently residing on my bed!
and those scraps?
I may have started something new!
I bought a new ruler at Festival, and I wanted to play!
62 x 82 (I think!)
Indie by Art Gallery Fabrics (top)
backing - Belle by Amy Butler
Binding - Oval Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics
Thread - Aurifil