This is a Quilt-As-You-Go project of my own design. Three more connecting strips to be quilted then I can stitch it all together.
It's quite a large quilt and I thought I'd used up most of the star prints, yet there is a mountain of fabric leftover. I'm sure it breeds and multiplies if left in storage for too long.
Since this is a scrap busting year (given just how much fabric I have, I'll be stash-busting for the next 20 years!), I thought I'd make a couple of extra projects from all the leftover star prints. Most of it is skinny strips about 1 3/4in to 3 inches.
Can't give too much away as these are gifts for a dear friend who visits this blog and I'd like some element of surprise.
Last weekend it snowed in the Blue Mountains which are about 55 miles (90km) west of where I live.
|Image courtesy of the Blue Mountains Gazette, Sunday 19 July, 2015|
A whole 4-6 inches of the stuff!
(for those of you in Northern America, Europe, Canada and Tasmania, the guffawing can stop now thank you very much)
Of course, it doesn't snow all that often around these parts or for very long (a day or two at best) so we aren't equipped with snow ploughs, salt or any other snow-busting devices. As a result 4-6 inches of snow means the whole area grinds to a halt.
I live about 22 miles (35km) from the coast so no chance of snow here but my-oh-my was it cold! About 11-13 degC (52-55F)
(enough giggling already!)