The one good thing about hand quilting is that you get hours of time to think about the design for your next one.
You should have seen Little M's face when I gave her big sister the log cabin quilt, she said, 'Is there one for me? 'Of course there is,' I replied, 'it's just bubbling around inside my head at the moment'
Looking up last week from my sewing machine sitting position, I was admiring my shelf revamp using sticky fabric when I spotted the jar on the bottom right. It contains lots of little squares and triangles I put aside when I last had a chop up of my scraps to make the rainbow quilt. There's a starting point there in that jar I thought...
The squares are all 5x5cm. I started to sew them together, you know just for fun, in my usual gung ho attitude to quilting which omits any kind of measuring, planning or preparation.
These 81 squares made a pleasing quilt block measuring 13 x 13". This is my starting point, I may have to cut it down at a later date. I am now going to make some more blocks around this size using different patterns and shapes. Essentially I am going to make my own version of a sampler quilt inspired by kerryberry.
So here it is, Block 1 of Meg's Sampler quilt.
It goes without saying, I am trying to use up stash I already have. I have a few more blocks in my head so I will try and find the right materials in that oh so surprising craft cupboard.
Any other ideas you think I could try for blocks?