Tuesday, 27 September 2016

a few of my favourite things #6

... yes, so happy spring has sprung!

... and I wouldn't have thought it, but I'm lovin' paper piecing right now!
Recently I downloaded a tutorial from Rita at Red Pepper Quilts, her 'colour wheel' block
- made from all solids & paper pieced
but, of course, I was more interested in her scrappy version here!
and I found more on-line inspiration, a rather lovely version here, an old vintage Swedish quilt.

no, no I'm not starting a new quilt... not yet!
just messing about, rumaging through my stash, and trialling a few background options
= avoidance tactics!

... I'm also enjoying taking my time
looking at all the colourful inspiration in my new Kaffe book, Bold Blooms

... and am v. happy with a couple of new finds to add to my blue & white collection!
- the owl & the pussycat

... and, I'm really enjoying the bloggers quilt festival hosted by Amy of Amy's Creative Side
What a great way to see lots of quilts and discover new bloggers!
Have you popped over to vote for your favourites yet?

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2016 - AmysCreativeSide.com

These are a few of my favourite things
- what are you loving this week?


  1. Love Wisteria. Do you have a favourite quilt in that Kaffe book. I am sure there is a Kaffe quilt in my future 0 might need more large florals first though.

  2. Oh, that Color Wheel block looks like a lot of fun! Especially your scrappy version - though I admit I prefer prints to solids...

    1. Hi Gayle, I enjoyed playing with it!
      I’m a bit ‘over’ low volume backgrounds at present. So I thought I’d trial an old Yuwa fabric I had here first, before running to my LQS!
      It will have to sit up on my design wall for a while now though, back to making ‘scrappy trips’ blocks.

  3. A very fun color wheel block. I love Kaffe Fasset books, haven't made anything from one of them, but oh they are full of so much color.

  4. The wisteria is starting to come in bloom here too. It's so beautiful. I think I'm going to have to get Bold Blooms, every peek of it I see looks beautiful.


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