Well the next four blocks for the CQJP 2013 have finally been sewn. These blocks have been in the thought pipeline for ages and as usual I have just finished them by the deadline. I spent Monday sewing them together, in a frenzy, whilst at Braintree Quilt Club. They continue to record my year, as you can see.
Every May I remember the May Day celebrations at primary school. No doubt time blurs the memories, but the sight of the first bluebell always takes me back to gathering bluebells to take to school, along with an afternoon of maypole dancing.
This year I spent a wonderful afternoon with a friend wandering through a wood that was carpeted in masses of bluebells. The wind was softly whispering through the trees and the smell was soooo delicate and fragrant.
June means holidays…
We spent a week of lazy sun filled days, with sangria evenings in Majorca.
Next we went to Brighton, so I just had to include the GROOVY material, along with the union jacks. I bought the seaside fabric in the North Lanes – yes, I was planning this block!
July saw us in Rutland. We had a lovely time at Rutland Water wandering along the paths. It was soooo hot! I just had to include the first mate fabric as I made Farris a couple of dribble bibs in it.
Well, August is the time we quilters love with the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. I cut and sewed the peachy 8″ block at the Sizzix stand. I love my Sizzix Big Shot Machine and am saving hard for more dies!
My September block is going to be sewn around friendship. My fellow quilters at Braintree Quilt Club are all giving me some fabric to sew into the block. They are choosing the colours they like and work with. Watch this space to see what it looks like!
I hope you have enjoyed looking at the next four blocks.
Have a fun bank holiday!