Before I jump onto sharing the first steps of my new quilt project with you, a bit of admin.
First and foremost I'd like to say a huge thank you for all your encouraging comments here and on Flickr following the finishing of 'Tuscan Hills'. It really made my day and made me feel all fuzzy around my heard. I have many more plans for quilts with a more minimalist theme but will dive first head on into some print and colour again.
Secondly a few notes regarding comments. Although I not always re-comment on comments you leave me here on my blog I read and value each and every one of them. I will however always answer questions you may have. I tend to answer them via e-mail and now in addition also have started to reply on the blog since blogger has the nested comment functionality and because the answers usually benefit everybody.
This week somebody left me a question on my Christmas quilt regarding fabric measurements but the comment was 'no-reply-blogger'. I left the answer on the post itself but please please folks check your blogger settings as I can't get in touch with you if you have this setting selected in blogger. To change it go on the dashboard, into edit profile and tick show my e-mail address.
Last summer the 'Summer Sampler Series' was all the rage and in fact I started to work on several blocks but haven't gotten very far yet.... I think this is now officially a UFO but it is the only one I have (phew....). Anyway one of the blocks from the series I really liked was the 'Greek Cross' and when Faith from Fresh Lemon Quilts made a quilt from just that block I really was thrown by it and immediately resolved to do just the same.
I have been hording a sizable stash of Kaffe Fassett and Philip Jacobs fabrics for quite a while and decided to use these for my version of the Greek Cross.
I added some 'Innocent Crush' and Joe Dewberry to the mix and voilà, what do you think of the mix ?
I just couldn't resist to share a close up of one of my favorite Philip Jacobs print of all times; lilac rose. Isn't it lush !