Thursday, 16 June 2016

weekly snapshot

what I'm currently working on...
  • is this busy jumbled up scrappy quilt, my favourite kinda quilt!
  • I initially wanted more of a real random look like this quilt here, but things just weren't gelling all that well. So I settled on Rachel from stitchedincolor's tried & true formula for her 'penny patch' quilt {tutorial here}. And after rummaging back through my stash I came across two large pieces of fabric that were perfect for this- AMH's 'social climber' and an old Denyse Schmidt floral. Both yummy fabrics, very surprised I hadn't used them all up by now!
  • Now my colour scheme is all worked out, it'll be quite quick to piece which is good as I have a bit of deadline for this project!

what I'm currently planning...
  • is to experiment a bit more. I made up a few blocks and - inspired by Heather and Karyn {here and here} - I bravely sliced them up, and then rejigged them back together again! I broke out my Cotton & Steel fabrics in blues & orange, with a 'pop' of teal. Stop by again soon to see more!

what I'm currently reading & about to read...
  • 'The Swimming Pool' by Louise Candlish. Initially this book seemed all about the one person striving to fit in with the 'right' set and I nearly didn't continue, but glad I did. As the book progressed it became addictively dark, and I was guessing right up to the end!

and what I'm currently loving...
  • is a good dose of 'culture' over the winter months! This week I'm off to the opening night of the fairytale opera, 'the magic flute'. I hear it's a brilliant production with a mainly NZ cast.

More Info AboutThe Magic Flute
*EDIT: opera + comedy = an amazing nite out!

Keep warm and why not do something just for you too this week!

Linking up for show & tell here at SewFreshQuilts


  1. Looking forward to seeing your cut up 9 patch, especially with the navy and orange fabrics!

  2. Enjoy your opera - always nice to treat yourself to something special.

  3. Ooh, looking very interesting!!


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