Monday, 25 February 2013
Hip to be Square
This quilt top is in making terms what Heinz baked beans on toast is to a snack. Instant gratification.
I held out for 2 months but resistance was futile. I started something new. Ever since I saw Katy's giant Indie star, I knew I wanted to make one. I happened to have 8 fat quarters of Amy Butler's Cameo but I needed some background fabric.
Despite carrying only hand luggage for her trip from the States to Morocco, I asked (cheeky? moi?) my friend Elizabeth to play fabric mule and bring over the requisite amount of Kona Navy and she agreed!
It's a lovely size of 68" square and I love it! I've always loved square quilts. I see more in my future.
As a very small thank you to my friend, I made her a travelling tea bag wallet using Charlotte's tutorial, which is excellent! Well what else do you make an Englishwoman in New York? Again, a super quick and easy make. The only thing I fell down on was the ribbon as I only had a white one and a pale blue, cream or yellow one would have been infinitely nicer but we'll ignore the ribbon and concentrate on the fabric, which matches my triple zippie.
Then I filled it with some Earl Grey, Chai and lemon verbena tea bags.
Instant makes? You gotta love 'em!