My enormous pile of basting pins didn't quite meet the task, so I spent a bit of time re-spacing the ones I had, as well as nicking them off other projects. Finally I was done. Time for the fun stuff.
This quilt is built up of various sized applique rectangles, rows of little squares (some with a circle applique every now and then), and a couple of other small applique blocks. To reinforce the soft aged sort of feel of the fabrics, I chose not to FMQ a heavy design in the backgrounds (even though I was sorely tempted to unleash some McJobbiting [that's my version of McTavishing]) and stuck with a small but loose stipple, some orange peel in the squares and some (slightly crooked) crosses through the circles. I like the simplicity. Two blocks down... a whole heap more to go.
Also on the radar is a request for a little girl baby quilt. I'm thinking about these fabrics... bright and fun... not too pink, but undoubtedly girlish! I think I need a few more fun oranges and surprisingly there weren't any turquoise prints in my stash. OK, and I need a few different pinks! I'm tossing up a medallion style quilt with an applique centre, or a largish pieced star block with a border. We'll have to see which design wins.
Talking about designs, Raewyn from Love to Stitch asked me if I'd like to participate in the Around the World Bloghop. The topic of "Creative Process" really interests me, so I was quite happy to say YES and join in the fun. Raewyn's insight into her own creative process is posted here and if you follow the links backwards and forwards to the various participants, there is a wealth of knowledge, ideas and styles - illustrating how everyone approaches the creative process in so many different ways. My own post will be on Monday 25th August... so my mind is busy trying to think up new and intelligent ways to say "I just put together what I like and hope for the best".
So far two of my very creative friends Monika and Mathea have both agreed to be the next links in the bloghop (they'll post on the 1/9/14) - but I'm looking for a third. If you would be keen to share your creative process, or would like some more details, please let me know before Monday so I can include your details. The more the merrier and I'd love you to join in the party!