I've just realised I didn't show you the next stage of my piece for Kate North's Stay Home Round Robin which I completed last week.
The instruction for this month was to add a strip 9" x 3". I have continued with the theme of the red/orange batik but couldn't find anymore of the dark blue fabric. Luckily I found the blue chrysanthemum fabric and decided that would work. Some of the girls have been including circles in their pieces but I didn't feel brave enough to give them a go yet so I decided to balance the curved lines of the right hand side with very slightly curved horizontal lines in this strip which I added on the left. I am really enjoying following this Round Robin and it feels less scary than working on somebody else's piece, although that would be a fun challenge sometime.
Yesterday I decided it was high time I got on with my Contemporary Quilt Group Journal Quilt for September. Just running a little behind!
This is called "Scrap Happy" and it is what its title suggests. I raided my scrap bags and only used fabric I found in them. I used the 'mile a minute' technique (mostly) and was surprised to find enough matching pieces to do the repeats. The backing, which you can't see, came from an offcut from an old embroidered tablecloth. I now have three more to do, hopefully before the end of November so that they don't get lost in the lead up to Christmas. (Oops! Sorry, I mentioned the 'C' word again!)
Now for some really good news! My friend Grace is home at last! Her leg is healing well and she is getting about on two sticks. She has carers going in but she is able to potter about fairly happily. I would like to thank everyone for their messages of support and good wishes. :o)