Despite the windy day, I managed to get some photos of my finished sampler quilt.
I started it back in August 2012 when I bought a charm pack (I think that's what you call it, squares to you and me) of fabric by Moda called 'Ten Little Things'.
I wanted to use just the one pack and an old white sheet and see what I could come up with.
I turned to Gwen Marton's Liberated Quiltmaking II for inspiration, and off I went.
The blocks grew slowly one here and one there..
Trying out new ideas and techniques as I went..
When I had used all the bits I could, I pieced them together using various strips as fillers..
Then as usual it took me a while to get quilting.
I decided all the white needed a bit of colour and texture, and I had seen some lovely Kantha Quilts which I liked. So that was the inspiration for the colurful quilting..
It was a good project that I could sit and do by hand but it did take a while to finish.
So 8 months after it began, here is the finished quilt.
Bound with a red and white spotted fabric (not sure of the make sorry) and then washed and dried in the sunshine.
Now I need to try and get on with the cartwheels but it may take a while so don't hold your breath!!