After doing all of that hand stitching on my Nice People Nice Things quilt, I felt like I needed to do some machine stitching. I've had my mind set on doing another dolly quilt so I flipped through Kathleen Tracy's book, Prairie Children and Their Quilts and saw the delightful African American Quilt.
The quilt uses a lot of scraps (Kathleen suggests 21 different fabrics - don't be alarmed you only use small pieces of each). She also suggests that they be 'colourful'.
I took out a selection from my stash and came up with this lot.
I then cut 1.5" strips of different lengths from the fabric so I ended up with 21 x 1.5" strips.
There are only 3 different blocks - a nine patch, rail fence, and a rail fence variation. A total of 12 in all.
The aim is to make it really scrappy.
This is as far as I got. I'm going to use black for the sashing and side borders, and red for the top border. So far it's coming together nicely.
On the Move....
My big news is that in January, we are relocating to Brisbane. Robin has a new job there so at the moment it's very chaotic at our house. We are in the process of cleaning out our accumulated junk and have a skip bin in the driveway which is fast filling up. We decided that moving was a good chance to downsize so we've been quite ruthless in what we are getting rid of. I went through my sewing room and took car loads to the Salvos.
I was thinking about the move yesterday and all the things that have to be done but I have to say as daunting as it is moving interstate it's not as overwhelming as moving overseas. When we moved to Indonesia, there was always a doubt in my mind as to whether our stuff would actually make it there! Then to make matters worse, when it did arrive we had to pay a fortune in 'commissions' to get the stuff through customs. At least that won't happen this time.
Until next time