I shall do my best not to sound too cheesed off, but I am still in the grip of a ghastly lurg. It is turning out to be a two week special, so again this week's sewing has been a cot quilt. Not much thinking, just doing.
I only had three strips left of the little rectangles which I have used in all my previous pink cot quilts. This time, for the strips in between, I included lots of fabrics with purple and mauve to give a slightly different emphasis for the pink. Combining purple and pink, for me, can sail dangerously close to the ick factor, but I think I managed to keep the whole colour scheme under control. The sensible navy blue in the binding certainly helped.
My mum made herself a dress in this floral cotton in the 1980s. When she died she left a very modest sized bag of scraps.
By contrast, my brother's mother in law left an immense stash of scraps, enough for a quilt and lots more. There was enough of this blue and white floral to make a tea cosy, and I have been eking out the last few scraps in the cot quilts.
This is (probably) the end of this Laura Ashley print from the 1970s.
And the joys of random juxtaposition have given this elephant a fetching purple Mohican headdress.
Yet again I have done swirls for the free motion quilting. More of the same. I am looking forward to feeling better and doing something more interesting.
Here goes for week 34...
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