Friday, 22 March 2013

A thing for solids

I have two projects I am working on at the moment. I seem to be completely unable to work on one thing at a time. Apparently I also seem to have developed a bit of a thing for solids.

I have started making flying geese units with my Oakshott rubies. I love these shot cotton fabrics - they absolutely shimmer, especially in the light.

I have used one of the new Sketch fabrics as the background for these (mist) - it's a lovely soft blue grey. The neighbour's cat couldn't resist getting in on my photoshoot.

The other project I am working on is my super secret entry for the quilt competition Helen of the Little Craft Store is organising. I'm pretending its a secret, but actually I'm just not very far along with it. I can however, reveal that the pattern has some quite cool tricks for speedy piecing. It all begins with strip piecing.

In the back of my mind I am trying to think of something to make for our Monday Modern quilt challenge. We are all making small quilts (30x40") that demonstrate a twist on traditional quilting.  Once again, I am playing around with the idea of using solids. See what I mean about a thing for solids?


  1. I love the flying geese - the background is great with the colours.

  2. I am with you on the thing for solids! Love thoe geese blocks and the strip blocks are such pretty colours.

  3. those geese are to die for

  4. Ooh loving the solids!! Can't wait to see your super secret project - gorgeous colour choices!

  5. OOh - now that I see it, I wish I had ordered some of the sketch mist in Helen's sale. Looks lovely with the oakshots.