Hello Dear Reader,
When I look through my stash of fabrics, the colours often remind me of something or somewhere. I love faded gentle colours, bright yellows and purple hues.
I love the faded blues and yellows that remind me of warm summer evenings drinking rose wine on my holidays. Even the bushy flowering hydrangeas in my garden remind me of the my holiday journey.I'm getting fabric, the house and the food ready for Saturday and hope the colours and the day leaves everyone with warm memories. I hope people dive in and not worry about wonky seams or if unpicking needs to be done. Seam allowances can stray here and there and the colours will still be as beautiful.
From left to right. Blue shirt - donated, Blue and yellow pillowcases - 50p each from the charity shop, blue and cream checked seersucker - donated dress, yellow striped - 50p from the jumble sale, lilac floral - 50p from the charity shop, lilac shirt - donated. The yellow floral fabric was a five metre off-cut from eBay, which cost £7. Plenty to make a quilt.
Some fabrics will not be cut up until the day itself so participants can have a go at making their own jelly rolls. The lengths are varied so folk will be able to join them and create their own uniform lengths. I'm so excited that between the four of us, we'll be able to make, baste, stitch in the ditch and edge the entire quilt in one day. How exciting can this be!
(Apologies for my absence - this yucky joint pain sent me to bed with pain killers yesterday xxx)