Well, sadly no news about my other sewing machine yet! I am keen to get back to sewing a few more of these daisies but won't risk changing machines mid flight!
There's still plenty to be getting on with here in the sewing room though, using my faithful old Bernina. And I do have a finished quilt to share today... I just love how this turned out! Thank you so much for all the earlier comments about my Drunkard's Path quilt, I enjoyed reading them!
This quilt is all about the scrappy fabrics, and it's a real jumble of fabrics that's for sure... some old, some new, some pretty, and some not so pretty! I only used each fabric once, and kept the quilting minimal but functional, lots of simple straight lines running edge to edge, up & down.
I opted for a brown floral backing... not my usual choice, I usually go for blue! But it's perfect for this really as I wanted to keep it all feeling 'warm' and, more to the point, I had just purchased a large amount quite cheaply at the latest Auckland Guild meeting! The two tone orange-y brown binding brings bit of restful calmness, makes all those warmer tones 'pop' and also helps blend the front with the back too I think.
Well, sometimes you just gotta play, so I searched around and found something similar here, a simple basket quilt block. I played with the pattern a bit, altered it, downsized it, and ended up with a few cute little scrappy 7" blocks like this one...
... perfect for another scrappy project sometime, don't you think?