Anyway, I have been threatening to show you my Marcelle Medallion progress for ages, so here you go...
For anyone who doesn't already have the book, Liberty Love is so full of beautiful things, and the Marcelle Medallion is only the tip of the iceberg. I loved seeing all the beautiful quilts appearing on instagram, and knew I would start as soon as my Orbit and Brit Bee quilts were complete. I am nothing, if not, a sheep!
I already had some old skool Liberty scraps and F8ths from Jo and Ali, and some Lifestyle yardage more recently from Pink Castle, but really wanted to supplement these with lots and lots more! So I hit eBay and discovered my dream charm shop!
Frey is one of those sellers who likes to email you straight away to say they will be mailing tomorrow, thanks you for your business, pops a couple of extra charms in and packages up your treasures like super pretty birthday presents...
|Yes, including some Grayson Perry!|
Edited to add: If you go to Frey's etsyshop, and send a Convo (contatc) mentioning that you are one of my blog followers, you will be sent a discount code; now you have no excuse!
So having spent a disproportionate part of yesterday evening playing with said charms, I have now whittled down my fabric selections and cut many many small prices, not all mind, but enough to make a start, and it is making me smile, a lot!
This evening I started on my triangle border, and two are now sewn together. These are going to be slow-going, requiring thought and accuracy which I usually forego in the name of speed! But not this time folks, I am going to try and do justice to the fabrics! One for the FAL for sure.
Talking of good ones, today was another sunny, fine and fun one.
Sadly hubby retired to bed for the day, so I took the kids out to Pulborough Brooks, an RSPB reserve up the road. We took a 2 mile stroll, saw an adder coiled in the sun, completed a nature quiz, (how come there is 3G access in the middle of nowhere and none at home? I couldn't remember what animal lives in a holt and had to find out, for the kids' sake, honest!). We had lunch in the sun and then I just sat back and relaxed whilst they ran about for a couple of hours in the adventure playground...
So here endeth a great weekend, which is a bit of a shame really. Not holding out hopes of a sunny second week of the holidays, but more sewing time is looking likely, so not all bad.
Right, getting the rest of my Q2 FAL list out into the public domain is next on the cards.