Well, having sorted out some of the teething problems in setting up my blog (and thanks for all the helpful comments which were gratefully received) I finally got round to some sewing. At the last Quilt Fair I treated myself to Modern Blocks by Susanne Woods
I knew I really had to make one of these striking blocks when I realised just how many bookmarks I had in the book and here it is
I really enjoyed sewing this but then came the inevitable question, "What shall I do with it". A bag. . maybe? I know, a quilt! So three more lovely patterns later and I havethe beginnings of a very girlie quilt for my very girlie five-year old granddaughter
Then I decided that I must be choosing the easy patterns so decided on a paper-pieced block with triangles for a bit more of a challenge. I drew the block on my computer and printed out four copies on really cheap photocopy paper ready for sewing
Added a few construction lines and and order number for sewing and hey presto. . . I'm ready to sew the next block.
I must admit to already having a book on making a sampler quilt together with a lovely selection of black, white, grey and red fabric but I just can't seem to start it. Mental block I suppose. Oh well, maybe I'll end up with a thoroughly modern sampler quilt, lol.