Debbie Mumm was probably my first quilting love - I loved her style, her quilts, her fabrics. I have always had a notion to make the cover quilt from the above book.
I have also been gently collecting flannel fabric for some time. All these factors have now come together and I started a small quilt last week. First I made the HST blocks. I wanted a very simple pattern as I know flannel can be a bit temperamental, prone to stretching.
Then I cut lots of 6 1/2" squares. I am simplifying the pattern, missing out the Friendship Stars. Finding it really hard to be random in my placement of the squares, this is not the final layout, I'm sure.
And yesterday, I got the bears on - they are made from flannel & velveteen. I like those bears.
This is going to be a Christmas gift for my son's girlfriend - she is a very stylish & modern young lady but loves a proper Christmas so I am hoping this cuddly quilt will be welcomed into their trendy city centre apartment for 2 weeks a year!!
I have also made my ticket for the Stitch Gathering. Jo sent us all a fabric ticket to embellish - genius idea and as I will be teaching Crazy Quilting, what else could I do?
But before Edinburgh, there is Birmingham. Excitement mounting as tomorrow, three of us are off to the Festival of Quilts. We haven't been for a few years so are really looking forward to a self indulgent weekend.
Maybe see some of you there??