When I started this blog last year I talked a lot about quilts. There was a wee bit of crochet creeping in but it was pretty much quilts, quilts, quilts to start with. So you may be wondering why I haven't been making any quilts recently.
But actually... I have! Only it's a secret.
I have been making a quilt for my sister, Jane's, 60th birthday since January (well on and off). I would love to share it with you but Jane is one of my most loyal readers and I want it to be a surprise! So here are a few 'sneak preview' shots.
There, that's all you are getting. If any of you clever quilter's work out which type of quilt it is then keep it to yourself!
I managed to finish the quilt top last week. It was quite a struggle! The design I have chosen was incredibly laborious. I have always loved this design but you don't see many of them around, now I know why! Anyway, after 3 backbreaking hours tacking the quilt on Sunday I have now started the hand quilting, which I really enjoy.
Jane's birthday is 18th May and as I am pretty sure I won't get it finished by that date, I have told her that she is getting a quilt (pretty obvious as everybody gets a quilt from me plus she dropped enough hints!). I have rebooked my 'ash cloud cancelled' flights for June 1st so I have been aiming to finish it for then, however, I just saw on Amy's Creative Side blog that her online quilter's festival is 21-28th May this year. Could I get it done in time for that? What a great way to unveil it!
Only problem is I have signed up to do a mini quilt swap on Flickr (my first swap!) and here is the box of scraps from the mystery quilt just crying out to be sliced up and made into something new!
Well I better get going then!