The nearly-completed quilt top
The completed quilt back
I'll be posting pictures of the quilting and the finished product pretty soon.
One current project that I can get away with posting about is my Mouthy Stitches bag. I'm really happy with the partner I've been given :) Making for her has only pushed me the slightest bit out of my comfort zone, which is lovely for my first swap. The best thing is that she likes rainbowey fabrics. I've been wanting to make something rainbowey for ages, ever since I saw a really pretty rainbow zip pouch online (can't find it atm, will keep an eye out for it), but until recently I owned literally no red fabric so it wasn't an option! But as you can see from the above pictures, I now have some red, and was able to put together this bundle:
I absolutely love it, and will definitely be making something for myself with these fabrics too. The purple sneaking in at the bottom is the only new fabric I needed to buy. I was so glad to find a purple I liked - most of the purple fabrics at my LQS are pastel purples with patterns I really don't like, but hiding in the FQ bin was the lovely purple one you see above.
I'll be making a bag with a grey background (that's the bit that's outside my comfort zone, I really want to make it with beige!) once I've picked out the right grey. I made a practice version of the bag on Saturday with some of my ugly 'what was I thinking' fabric - it's pretty vile but I've proven to myself that I can make the bag, woop woop :)
Hope you're enjoying the blog meet, see you around soon!