I have started a new quilt based and the bricks and blocks design. I'm not quiet sure how it is going to turn out as all the fabric is from pieces given to me by friends. The unifying part will be the centre square which is blue. I have already named it blue skys, so I hope it doesn't turn into a UFO!
It is interesting just what inspires a person to create a quilt, often it is a book or something we have seen someone else do. One of the books that I have found very inspiring is The quilt-makers Gift. I bought the book 'Quilts from the quilt-makers gift' a number of years ago and just had to have the children's book. It sits on my shelf waiting for the grandchildren who haven't been born yet.
At the time I wasn't well and I found that my dyxlesia had returned, full blown. This of course isn't good when you have to have accurate measurements and construction. I reversed all the patterns, put the measurements back to front and couldn't see what I had done wrong. Luckily I made a number of trail blocks first so was able to work this out before I got too far along. This left me with extra blocks so I used some of them to make a tote bag to put the quilt in for storage over the summer months. This is a traditional quilt that I think Skye will be able to take with her into her adult years.