After signing up for the Made in Cherry quilt along last week, I wandered over to the flickr group to see what everyone was up to. I love seeing how different the same quilt can look because of fabric choices. There are people making this quilt with fabrics from a single range, others (like me) digging through their stashes. There are modern looking stars and more traditional looking ones. It's fascinating, and inspiring. Fired up by everyone's progress, I set about arranging my pieces. I started by trying to lay them out on the bed, but Mr George got involved.
So I moved to the living room, where I had to battle with a very distracting carpet (courtesy of the house's previous owners), but no cats.
Since taking this picture, I have transferred the pieces upstairs to my sewing machine and have started piecing them together. I am really happy with how this is looking so far.
As for the other quilt along.... Well, just after the new year, my friend Ruth told me that she was taking part in a quilt along hosted by Katy at I'm a Ginger Monkey to make the Swoon quilt designed by Camille Roskelley. I resisted joining in since I already had plenty on my plate, but then I made the mistake of having a sneaky peak in the flickr group. BIG mistake. In a long meeting at work the following day, I found myself drawing Swoon blocks.
I'll be making a six block quilt which should end up large enough for a single bed. All the pieces are now cut out, and so far I have completed two 24" square blocks.
I am determined not to start anything else until I can report a few finishes. Internet - stop tempting me. Please.