I cut up my precious Freshcut that I've been hoarding for years because I found the perfect pattern. I decided it wanted it to be a bit more warm, summery and punchy, so I added some red solid and gold shot cotton and some random Amy Butler that I thought would look good.
I spent yesterday afternoon and evening piecing, and them spread it out on my bed and waited to be wowed by my beautiful new quilt top, but I was disappointed. I do not love it like I thought I would :(
I think I'm going to replace that big golden square on the middle right and one of the browns in the top two rows.
Any other ideas on how I can make it better? I really want to love it.
I snapped a quick photo of my 'sewing space' while I was working on it. I usually sew at the kitchen table, but my Husband had some work to do in the evening and commandeered the table so I had to de-camp to the living room. I quite enjoyed my make-do evening of sewing :) The photo is rubbish but I tought you might enjoy/be amused by it!
I made a new cushion for my bed that I do love. I used some leftover Freshcut squares and some of a California Girl charm pack, and whipped this up. It's supposed to co-ordinate with the unloved quilt.
I have some major Thankyous for some of my lovely lovely blog readers. A few weeks ago I showed off the hexagons I've been working on and declared my love for American Jane and retro prints. Some very very lovely people sent me some fabulous fabric :)
This is what the amazing Gertie sent me. She told me had a charm pack and some leftover jelly roll strips, and then sent me a whole quilt-worth of fabric! I was gobsmacked when I opened the package!
Then Kathy sent me some more American Jane fabulousness! some more Snippets, punctuation, and 2 fantastic panels, and a very cool tea print. Again, sooooo very generous! (I don't know if you have a blog Kathy, if you do, let me know and I'll update this)
The other day the lovely Emily found a couple of retro charm squares and thought of me. How sweet is she? They will make a couple of perfect hexagons for my quilt.
A big big Thankyou to the lovely Jo as well. She offered some fabric for charity quilts and I jumped at the chance. She was also incredibly generous and sent me a huge package. There's no photo though. I've already started using it all. Thankyou so very much Gertie, Kathy, Emily and Jo, I have fabric warm and fuzzies :)
Have a great weekend!