Having been given a jelly roll and a quilting book for Christmas 2010, there is no excuse not to get on with quiltmaking.

Here's what happened next...


Friday, 15 June 2012

Stop Sniggering, Hobbit

At this risk of seeing all the experienced quilters nodding knowingly at the phenomenon known as UFO's that I appear to have succumbed to, I am starting a further quilt project.

It is not the cat quilts which I have promised the boys for the past twelve months, but two baby playmats for my next-door-but-one neighbours, L & A who are expecting twins within the next six weeks or so.  Actually, the cats remain happy to sleep on (and shed hairs all over) the table mats, sofa, bed, spare bed, fabric stash crate, bath mat and anywhere else that is in favour currently, so I don't think that they are particularly deprived.

So 'brights' are the order of the day, and because time is of the essence I'm going for something pretty simple in terms of design.

I'm thinking of a checkerboard layout with the brights and pastel yellow/greens, then a skinny border then a stripy piano key border.

I think that the overall size of each of the two quilts will be six by six squares, plus skinny border, plus piano keys and will turn out to be about 40" square.

Does that all sound like A Plan?


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Joanna! Mind you, I have changed my mind slightly from the simple design in this post...

  2. That sounds like an Excellent Plan and I am very impressed.

    There is no sniggering here.

    BTW, it only becomes a UFO when abandoned for another project with no hope of return. As you are having a brief and very temporary diversion from your Mystery Quilt then I am sorry it cannot be called a UFO. It is, however, a WIP.

    1. I hope you like A Plan - Version Two as well, Bilbo.

      Feel better that my temporarily abandoned other projects still have a current feel with the WIP moniker, rather than the rather sad UFO...


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