Friday, 13 April 2012

Back in the saddle

Not literally of course (although once upon time when I was young I was a horse rider). After what seems like a long break from my sewing machine I finally had time to start a new project today. I decided I wanted to make the Retro Flowers quilt. I'm not quilting-along with the group  because I seem to be a bit of a disaster at this if the NYB quilt along is anything to go by.

I'm not sure if it is because it has been such a sunny warm Easter, but I had an urge to make something in spring-like colours. I made this selection after spending at least an hour dithering about in the fabric shop this morning.

It took me a long time to grow my first flower. I accidentally only trimmed 3 edges of the first petal I made, and failing to notice it wasn't square meant that I spent ages wondering why my seams were hopelessly un-aligned. Fortunately the following three petals went together much more speedily. Yay.


  1. Ooh this looks lovely! I have been eyeing off that pattern but I really shouldn't try to add anything else to my To-Do list. Your first block makes it mighty tempting though - nice work!

  2. I love the fabrics you've picked - they are so bright and cheerful. I've been watching the quilt along and resisting - I really don't need another project. Your first flower looks lovely.

  3. Ah, an hour to dither in the fabric shop! Sounds heavenly! You made great choices with the fabric. This is going to be a beautiful quilt. I can tell already.

  4. agreed - a beautiful bunch of fabric! Great first block.