It started months ago, when the fabulous Lynne at Lily's Quilts posted her Dead Simple Quilt Along. I loved the whole idea of it, but I just never found the time to pick my pallette from the brilliant Design Seeds website.
Some really beautiful quilts popped up in flickr and on blogs, and I desperately wanted to make one, but still there was no time.
Photo from Oakshott website
The other day Lynne blogged a giveaway featuring Oakshott cotton fabrics. I've used Oakshott cotton before, when I made Judith's blocks for her Brit Bee Quilt and knew how gorgeous they are, so when I saw this gorgeous bundle on sale at Oakshott I couldn't help but buy it. It was delivered yesterday and I thought about it all day.
Last night after work I stayed up until 3am, pulling fabric from my stash to add to that gorgeous bundle, and cut them into 9" squares.
This morning I made this
I. Love. It!
The colours are far mare saturated and gorgeous than the iphone pictures show. It reminds me of exciting holidays to far-flung countries, when my boyfriend (now husband) and I used to save our pennies and disappear off with backpacks, a guidebook and only a vague plan of where we were actually going.
I want to quilt it right now. It's half-term and the kids are at my Mum's for a sleepover (which is why I could stay up until 3am!) so I think I make make a start on it, but first I'm going to get a coffee and stare at it some more, and dream about another exciting holiday......