Up until now I've posted no more than once a month - a few posts about some of my quilts and blankets - and shared within a small, cosy circle of family and friends.
Until a few weeks ago - whilst indulging in one of my favourite pastimes, browsing all the yummy quilting blogs out there, I came across the Pantone Emerald Quilt Challenge 2013, being hosted by Ali at a(squared)w . I love the colour, I love the challenge - it presented a deadline which, true to form, I maximised to the hilt. More importantly, it also challenged me to take the scary step of putting me and my quilts "out there". So here I am, quilt top in hand. Actually, it's my eldest son holding up the top.
I'd never sewn kaleidoscope blocks before and when my search for a template produced "foundation by the yard", I thought it seemed a great, time-saving idea. Next time I'll paper piece, the layers of fabric all moved around a lot.
Slowly (it's always slowly with me - I ignore my own rules - don't sew after 10pm, you'll only have to unpick the next day - or I unpick the wrong block!) it's started to come together.
And then, with hours to go, a quilt top. (Photographs not so great, indoors, evening, phone camera).
The quilt top measures 40.5 x 48.
Thank you Ali for hosting this competition. Now I'm off to learn Flickr!