There were so many things I should have been doing this weekend but instead I opened this bundle of fabric (purchased sometime in the last 12 months) and started planning or rather making blocks for a little quilt to hang as a pair for this one.
Not quite sure what to make, ideas have formed and then been discarded until I decided to make a sampler of sorts. I've wanted to make another sampler for ages. My first quilt was a sampler. I love it because it's my first but have never been truly happy with it. I chose all the fabrics from the one range and while there is definitely nothing wrong with this, I prefer mixing fabrics. For me, it adds more interest. Such a good thing to learn early on.
Only the top's finished but I couldn't wait to see how it looked hanging on the wall. I'm still deciding whether to put a border on it or bind it like it is. Too much bigger and it won't fit and no idea how I'll hand quilt it (what do you suggest Jan?).
I simply started by making a couple of blocks and it went from there.
Now I love this block. Someday I have to (will) make lots for a big quilt. I'll use the one background fabric but incorporate different reds and blues....... Such a shame the weekend's almost over and it's back to work tomorrow.