I now need to lay them out into some kind of pleasing pattern; it may be a challenge, as I am hoping not to just go completely random, but we'll see.
I also finished my first mug rug for the Goodie swap. I am not going to post it in full here or on flickr as I may as well have put a big old sign on it saying who it is for and I don't want to spoil the surprise! Here's a peek to keep my partner on her twinkle-toes!
It is 8.5" square, so she can put a whole cake on it if she wants, and I suspect she will!
I also invested in some easy-thread needles to finish it off, as suggested by Pings way back when I finished my mum's quilt and had to thread-in a billion lose ends. Bloody brilliant, thank you!!!
Finally I need to tell someone that I have just seen the most wonderful fabric almost ever!! I don't get that feeling too often, although the Ruby Star Spring was 'up there'. Did you see aforementioned Ping's quilt top - wow!
This was complete and utter love at first sight this morning. Across The Pond by Michelle Engel Bencsko for Cloud 9; just look...
The heron is our village's 'symbol', there's one that comes to the pond at the end of our road each year, so I am thinking it would be kind of special to make something from this. The line is already available from Hawthorne Threads, but I will have to settle for just looking at it online just now, sob sob sniff!