One of them, Helen, has been there so many times - including driving me home after I broke my ribs in a fall last year. She is one of the few people who gives me a hug when I achieve something and when I need one!
I have wanted to make her a quilt for ages, but her house is kinda perfect and I didn't want to make a quilt that didn't fit in... it worried me too much!
But this year they swapped the lovely VW camper for a big, shiny new motor home thingy -I haven't been in it, but it scares me when I am reversing on her drive, her husband would kill me if I hit it by accident!
Perfect opportunity to make a picnic/comfort quilt for their trips away and it can be bright as it is for holidays and fun! Yay!
So this morning I have pulled lots of lovely colours and some prints I have been hoarding - I know it is a shock to you that I hoard - and started cutting:
I love the selection and the bikes I have been saving for Helen's quilt as it says summer holidays to me!
I have been chopping equilateral triangles out of the fabrics - they are lovely! They are 5" from base to apex.
They are so lovely! I am a bit of an order freak with quilts and fabric - there has to be order and I like to break the colour up with creams and white. So of course I started this design with cream..
But I want to try something new so the cream has been ditched:
It is starting to come together and it is making me slightly nervous, but I am just going to keep adding colours into the design and see what happens...
Really stepping out of my comfort zone.... what's the worst that can happen???