As you can see I have a jolly big mess on my sewing table at present! Seems that the baskets and bags that hold much needed bits are multiplying! After getting 'Forks' pieced (still not decided yet as whether it needs any applique) I am working on piecing two more quilts that I am hoping to take to Nundle as they are being made with mostly FQs from the Nundle Bloggers SQ Birthday Swap.
One quilt I am calling the 1930s Table quilt is actually 'Chicken Linen' from a Darlene Zimmerman book and I am mostly using Mama's Apron Strings by RJR Fabrics.
The second quilt is reds with neutrals/backgrounds. I changed my mind several times over what to make and finally settled on making a Sister's Choice block quilt with sashings after seeing a very inspiring Navy/White one in a book lent by a friend 'This Old Quilt'. There were no patterns in the book but that was ok as I found the block pattern for Sister's Choice easy enough. Working on the Sister's Choice quilt is taking me out of my usual 'square' in that I am using multiple reds and backgrounds; I am really enjoying this and can visualise more quilts like this in the future!
Do you order fabric that you 'have to have' with no idea on what to make with it???
Well I did this with Barbara Brackman's William Morris fabric last year.
It can be a bit of a bug bear when you have NO idea what you want to do with it, then have to put aside several good ideas because you should have ordered more of this fabric and less of that.
I threw all the agonising out the window last week and just randomly pieced the triangles I had bought. The quilt will be small even with the borders added, should have bought two triangle packets but a small quilt is better than no quilt so I am pretty pleased to have a good start on this quilt!