The festive season is already history, and I have finally packed away all Christmas decoration. Well, not exactly - still some Santa's to be packed away, but I have been busy with other - more important (lol) - things over the last days. When I say 'more important', I have 'tortured' myself in the garden, did quite some weeding, trimming branches and cutting grass. I'm happy we did it 'in time', because yesterday we had some wonderful thunderstorms.
Gardening is important, but can you guess what is 'more important'?! If you read my previous post, I'm sure you'll get it! :)
I've been cutting squares - 2 inches and 2.5 inches - for the Postage Stamp Quilts 2012! I have saved strips over the past years, but never got around cutting them into squares. When The Curious Quilter announced the PSQ 2012, I decided to attack the treasure boxes! Since then I have cut, cut, cut! Phew! :)
2.5 inches squares
2 inches squares
I have yet to count how many squares I already have. Hopefully I have enough for a swap.
If you want to join the Postage Stamp Quilt 2012 - be sure to sign up before January 18th.
Last year - Christmas present in advance - my dear friend Johnny gifted me a 10 kilos (22 pounds) box of different fabric swatches. (Closing-out sale at a quilting shop).
After I signed up for the PSQ 2012, I thought of cutting some of those swatches. I haven't had a close look at all the fabric swatches, but what caught my eye are two bundles...
This is one of them; swatches in cream, purple, two different browns and two different greens. It consists of 39 pieces, where the smallest piece is 7" x 12,5" and the biggest 13" x 13". I want to make something out of it, but what? Perhaps if I add some tone-on-tone cream it should be a reasonable sized quilt?
Here's the other one; roses.
27 pieces; smallest 7" x 14" and biggest 13" x 16". If I add some creamy fabrics to these too...
Any suggestions what I can make out of them?
I was going to add a few more photos, but the I-net connection is shit, so I'll save that for another post - coming soon.