I surprised myself with how much I liked doing this. It was strangely relaxing and therapeutic. I didn't even let the mess bother me (too much)! I'm not saying we have made anything particularly recognisable but we enjoyed ourselves and tried something new. Our creations are not finished yet, of course. If you have children, I highly recommend giving this a go with them. After all, entertainment doesn't get much cheaper than flour, salt and water (to make the glue) and some shredded up paper, does it?
There was a trip into the Old Smoke which just happened to take in Cath K, looking particularly pretty with all the new ranges.
Everywhere it seems, there are finally beautiful and seasonal flowers to buy relatively cheaply.
Back at home, things have been a-changin'!
We've decided to give over a guest room which rarely gets used to a playroom for the Munchkin. This has nothing to do with getting his Hornby off my quilting table, of course. As such, it was time for the ladder bed to go so that the beds from the guest room could move into Munchkin's room, making way in there for all his toys (junk).
Oh happy days. Now there are two beds in the Munchkin's room (did someone say "sleepover"? Aaarrrrgghhhh!), it became blindingly clear that one had a patchwork quilt and the other most definitely needed one. Well I'm just the girl!
The sun is miraculously shining today so out into the garden we go for the "Yee Ha, Friendship Star" quilt ta-dahhhhh! Someone else is enjoying the sunshine, he's escaped from the open window in my Den onto the roof. Bad kitty!
So here it is.
The blocks are made of a design called "friendship star" which is very easy to execute, basically made up of squares and half square triangles.
I decided to add sashing and posts and a blue dotty binding.
It looks delightfully vintagey and crumpled already as a bad accident with red wine whilst sitting on the sofa sewing the binding meant it had to go straight in the washer. Thankfully, it is relatively unmarked. The backing is cosy white flannel and the quilting is simple, quarter inch lines in the sashing.
It looks a treat on the Munchkin's "spare bed".
Now, it's time for a girly, pretty project! I'm thinking Liberty...