Mary told me recently that her favourite colour was blue AND pink.
I found that piece of information immediately sparked off a creative idea: (another) quilt for Mary!
I wasn't inspired by the pink and blue colour combination, so I decided to make it predominantly pink, with a little bit of green (my favourite colour) and a little bit of yellow ("Nanny", my mother's favourite colour). It was lovely to make a scrap quilt entirely from fabric in my stash.
I have enjoyed trying out my new sewing machine with this easy piecing project - 4.5" squares, 15 x 15 (that's 225 squares in total), making the whole thing about 150cm square.
My Janome Quilters Edition, a very basic machine I've had for about 12 years, decided to pack it in after I tripped over the lead and brought it crashing to the ground. I could have spent $200 on a new motor, but I only paid $600 for the machine, so I decided to give it to the sewing repairs man for parts in exchange for labour costs, and put my money towards a new Pfaff.
I love it!
When I recover from this bout of gastro (I'm home from work today as I've been up all night with vomiting and diarrhoea), I look forward to constructing the rest of this quilt top!
PS. My next post will be my 100th. I think a giveaway is definitely in order!