Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Back in the string of things

After a leave of absence (illness and family commitments) I am back in the string of things.

I literally mean stings because that is predominately what I have been working with for the last 4 weeks.
It's no secret that l love scrappy quilts.  I love the informality and 'homely' feel of them and scrappy works with my current goal of using what I have in my stash to create something with a modern aesthetic.

So here is my latest creation....to be named either Square Dance or Hip to be Square.

This is the second quilt I have made from my favourite quilty book "Sunday Morning Quilts" by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.  It measures 72 x 72 and this quilt is for me. Winter is here in my part of the world and I can't wait to curl up on the couch with this bright and fresh quilt.  Because it is a busy top I quilted it with a simple loopy loop design which gives the quilt a lovely texture.

And for the back I used a pretty coloured fabric I found on sale at my local Spotlight store.

The store was very crowded with sale shoppers and someone was hovering around this bolt of fabric so I quickly swooped in and stole it before anyone else had a chance to fall in love with it.  Good thing I did because as I waited in line to be served (which took like FOREVER) a couple of people commented on the fabric and wanted it after me.  I played nice and left some for them!

In other news....I have joined yet another online block swap.  The Supernova Friendship Block Swap is being hosted by Stephanie at Late Night Quilter and Sandra at One Million Stitches.
Each month we make 2 identical blocks, send one to our partner and keep the other. At the end of the swap the idea is to not only have a new quilt but a new friend as well.

I am partnered with someone from Oklahoma and we have so much in common, not just quilty stuff but real life stuff too.  She is a great pen pal and I am enjoying getting to know her a little bit more with each bit of correspondence.
My partner and I decided to use a navy background for our blocks and each month we are picking a different inspiration colour. For the first round we chose lilac as our colourway.

Aren't they just beautiful?  They look like they are shimmering to me.  I can't wait for Round 2.
For some more eye candy make sure you head over to the Supernova Friendship Swap Flickr group to see some of the awesome colour combinations others are using for their blocks.

Until next time.



  1. Love the strings AND the supernova blocks...very pretty!

  2. I love the idea of this swap! Your blocks are great!

  3. I love the scrappy string quilt, it looks so bright and cozy. Your supernova blocks also look great!

  4. I do love a scrappy, colourful quilt! I like the hip to be square name the best. And your Supernova blocks look so gorgeous! Wow!

  5. OK...we must be kindred spirits....I love Sunday Morning Quilts, I have three teenage boys who are quite independent too, and I am working on a scrappy quilt!!! LOVE your posting! hug!!!

  6. I have Sunday Morning Quilts out from the library at the moment and recognised your quilt pattern. It looks lovely and bright, a great way to light up dreary winter days.

  7. I love a scrappy quilt and the colours on this one are so summery. It's lovely.

  8. I love how the shade of the color flow in your supernova blocks makes them shine! I have Sunday morning quilts too but I've never made anything from it.

  9. Your Supernova Friendship blocks look great! The new quilt is wonderfully bright - plenty for the eye to enjoy and in colours to chase away any winter blues too!