I have had so much fun this afternoon. Yesterday I joined a string quilt group (details are in my sidebar) which got me motivated to go through all my pretty fabrics and colour co-ordinate them all. I was quite surprised just how many I had. Funny thing is, I have absolutely no purple! I guess it's because I really don't like the colour.
This afternoon I cut and put together these four blocks. I've decided to do a rainbow look with half a square one colour and the other half a different colour with a narrow white band through the middle. And I'm absolutely loving the look. I can't wait to do more but I am supposed to be working on finishing other unfinished projects. Sometimes there just isn't enough time in the day is there?!
Now just take a look at this...
The painting is complete!!! And it looks amazing. So fresh, so clean, so big and rather empty. Now the perfectionist isn't too happy with one small wall where the paint ran out, so he's determined to get another tin to sort it out. Honestly, sometimes that man is too frustrating! It really looks quite fine to me.
The girls rooms are beginning to look like homemade havens. Look what Daughter No.1 made for one of her sisters for Christmas, it's the doll on the left.
And in the littlest sister's room is a creation by No.2, a cute little jelly man. The older three girls made each sister a present for Christmas, their idea, and all were made with lots of love thrown in.
This mini quilt was my first practice piece in free hand quilting. I finally bound it in time for the big day. I love the simplicity of the squares. It would be my favourite style of quilt out of all of them I think. One day I will make a large quilt, with bigger squares, for someones bed.