I had a seriously quiet day at work in my shop last saturday. Cerys had come to work with me for the day and she kept asking if we were going to ever have a customer..just to make me feel eveen worse. Summertime is generally a dull time in the shop but saturdays were never this quiet. Anyway I made a quick phone call to Eva in pippablue and headed into Galway on a mission to get some fat quaters to make my first attemp at patchwork. I had been threatening this for weeks and felt it was time. The weather was terrible and traffic was worse but we were determined. The only trouble was trying to decide on a colour combo. I left it up to Cerys to choose, she loves fabrics too. Eva gave me the name of a few blogs to look at to find a tutorial and I eventually decided on this stacked coins quilt on the moda bake shop blog.
I cut all my pieces
Put them into groups and shuffled
I really enjoyed sewing them all together and watching the combinations unfold. In hindsight I would not have included the red/purple spotty one. I think it pops out too much from the overall design. I had to re shuffle the lines a few times to keep those spotty ones apart. But I am happy with the finished product. It is by no means perfect but what the heck.
I have started quilting. I am eyeball quilting because my gauge foot is missing a holding screw for my sewing machine. This is as far as I have got yet.
I am hosting my 4th lush friday and I am also linking up to fab friday,simply designing,amy lou's sew and tell ,frugalicious friday and saturdays craft envy. I would love for you to link up to lush friday and why don't you pop over to the other links too to see what else is going on.