Charlie Boy is giving it a go in the garden which is a minor miracle in itself (but has only occurred because the hoover has made an appearance indoors). He's being very unco-operative when it comes to photos, though. Never work with children or animals.
Indoors, I've been having a lovely time, finally getting to grips with some delicious Summery floral fabrics. I've had these since the New Year but back then, I was quilting with sludge, but I knew I would want to sew with these fabrics once the better weather came.
They have been designed by Tanya Whean and are her latest "Delilah" range. Reeeeeeally gorgeous. Just love the eidy-inspired paisley and those big rose cameo blooms (particularly in the blue). And the stripes with little flower posies.
And so my "Summer Blooms" quilt has been born.
Whilst the Munchkin is away, I've had a little play in his room and made use of his bed to show you the quilt. Luckily, his alien bedding is in the wash!
Don't think he'd be too chuffed to come home and find this on his bed although I have enjoyed my little girly styling session immensely!
I also took a snap on our king size bed where it makes a cute cover-up for the foot of the bed.
Quilts really come into their own at this time of year. Layered on top of your duvet they're great in Winter but in Summer once it gets too hot for the duvet, I love to make up the bed with crisp cotton sheets and have a quilt on top for cosiness and warmth if necessary.
They're equally fab as a picnic rug (as per our jaunt to Lyme Regis) or as a throw to keep off the chill once the sun has gone down. And if only I had a summer house, well I'd definitely have to make a quilt for it!
Talking of versatile, they are obviously much beloved by the furry friends. If only they are allowed to get near enough!
The Summer Blooms quilt is waiting for a lovely new home in my blogshop here.