I have used a variety of fabrics from "Fig Tree Quilts" over the last couple of years, and had collected an assortment of scraps from "Patisserie", "Breakfast at Tiffany's", "Mill House Inn", "Buttercup" and "Gypsy Rose". Having a collection of scraps from the same fabric designer means they all co-ordinate beautifully, and it was with this in mind that I decided to pool them all together and see whether I had enough scraps to make a quilt with my medley of Fig Tree Quilts fabrics. I knew exactly what pattern I wanted to use - one of my favourites called "Ruth's Quilt" by the Australian designer Leanne Beasley - I have made this pattern before, using another gorgeous range of fabrics, "Simplicity" by 3 Sisters for Moda - (this quilt won first prize last year at the Orford, Sudbourne and Gedgrave Flower Show and Fete and won me the princely sum of £3 hehe!!).....
.....anyway, I have set myself a challenge to see if I can get the top pieced in just over a month, and I plan to start the stitchery on Monday 18th June. My plan is to embroider one block per evening - (there are 35 stitchery blocks altogether) so if everything goes according to plan, my aim is to finish the stitchery on 22nd July. Altogether there are 220 rectangles and 20 squares that make up the quilt top. Well I've gotta dash as I've got some stitchery blocks to finish tracing - will keep you updated!
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