Lily's Quilts Blog. Lynn is approaching her blogiversary and to celebrate she has launched Fresh Sewing Day. This will be a monthly event where bloggers are encouraged to share a project they are working on that makes them happy. She has a wonderful sponser for this event, Sew Fresh Fabrics, who are offering wonderful FQ packs as a giveaway to tie in with the Fresh Sewing Days. Head over to Lily's Quilts for a chance to win or to check out all the other projects on show. Or why not add your own project! Just click on the button over on the sidebar.
Meanwhile, the time has come to make my lovely, computer geek of a son Felix, his 21st birthday quilt. I can't believe he is going to be 21 in August!
Some of you may remember how upset I was when he went off travelling in September last year. Well I got over this remarkably quickly! But he is still away and not coming back till June, so it seemed like a good idea to try and get the quilt finished before he returns.
I really want to make something that Felix will think is cool, rather than just another of the quilts he has seen me make for his cousins over the years (they have all had a 21st birthday quilt). So I did some brainstorming with the other 2 computer geeks in the family, his brother and his father. After looking through my favourites on Flickr and this great Japanese patchwork book I have, we hit on the idea of a quilt that would be like the colour tool on a computer screen. Like this...
Lynne's amazing penguin books quilt that she made for her sister. Jonathan especially loved this quilt when I showed it to him and I think he had that in mind when we hit on the idea of the colour tool.
Simply Solids online shop too buy this pile of Kona charm packs plus a quantity of Snow and Charcoal.
Don't forget to head over to Lily's Quilts and have a look at all the other Fresh Sewing Day projects!