I've managed to acquire a bit of sewing hyperactivity in the last week and actually gotten a fair bit done. Woohoo!
The quilt top Susan donated to the bush fire appeal is finished. Main lesson learnt here was to keep it simple, or I'll be quilting up these tops all year! I love how it turned out though. It's quilted with Aurifil 50wt in off white (2021). I used an echo-leaf type design, and the texture is lovely.
I also managed to get this gorgeous quilt top by Saffron Craig quilted - a simple large stipple using Mettler variegated thread in pink/purple.
I just need to get these bound, and I also one more top waiting in the wings to quilt up, so I'm kind of keeping up with them so far! A HUGE number of quilts have arrived today as well, so I'll be busy delivering them later in the week! I'm in the process of photographing them all to share with you.
I've also done a bit of block making. Leila is running a Schoenrock Cross QAL - I don't have time to do a whole quilt of them yet (but I'm going to after the appeal calms down) but I couldn't resist making one. I won a charm pack of Fairy Tale Friends last year, and most of the prints are from that, aside from the black dots (Authentic by Sweetwater) and the script print (Lakehouse Dry Goods).
And I've joined the Aurifil 2013 BOM. I'm using my fat quarter bundle of Grand Hotel by Jenean Morrison (that I got for a song when the Fat Quarter Shop had 50% off Free Spirit at the end of last year), as well as a few other coordinating prints (this one uses a Sweetwater text print from Sunkissed). This block is called Jumping Jack Flash and was designed by Erin Russek. I'm not normally a pink person, but I love the combination with the teal and greys in the centre print :o)
Now I've just got to get my bee blocks done for January (and continue ignoring my FAL list ;o) )