Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Sugar and Spice - part three -

Wasn't it a most marvellous weekend here in the UK and I actually think it was like that on the continent too. The weird thing with this balmy summer weather is that one actually thinks a lovely long evening sitting in the garden is in order  only to see the sun drop down before 7pm to painfully realise we are actually in October. Well it has cooled down considerably already since Tuesday and it feels now more like Autumn.

I was all set to work on my Christmas quilt but I just could not face it when we had close to 30 degrees outside. It just wasn't right. So in between nipping out for little lie downs on the sun longer and picnics with friends I worked hard on the Sugar and Spice quilt. I normally finish one quilt before I start the next. This hasn't quite worked lately which is probably because my job keeps me so busy at the moment that I quite often feel rather frazzled and start projects randomly. Generally not a good thing at all but for once this was actually a blessing because 'Sugar and Spice' was just the right quilt to get stuck into this past weekend.

I do love this fabric and the HSTs are looking great. Hopefully this will be quilted soon but first I am off to Italy for some much needed relaxation.

Oh and I have already found the perfect fabric for the binding but I'm not going to show you just yet.. This quilt is so fresh and bright it just makes you smile. 

But before I say Arrivederci I leave you a few shots of the work in progress.


                                     




Basting this was a breeze as it is only 62 inches square. Piece of cake as they say.



13 comments:

  1. Love the colours - such a modern take on Christmas!

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  2. I love, love, love the color combination on this quilt. So bright and cheerful!

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  3. Looking lovely!
    Have a great trip x

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  4. Your quilt looks great, love those HSTs!

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  5. Pretty pretty pretty! Love your colors! It looks so crisp and clean.

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  6. Gorgeous! Always love white cotton x

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  7. Looks lovely! Bet anything feels easy after the size of the berry monster!

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  8. Thats a beautiful quilt. I have a bunch of this fabric and need to get working on it. Thanks for the reminder

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  9. I love it! Can't wait to see what you use for the binding!!

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  10. That looks beautiful! Enjoy Italy :)

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  11. Ooo Judith, this looks gorgeous. Can't wait to see the full reveal!

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  12. Well done you. I'm a sucker for those colours. Enjoy Italy, see you when you get back.

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