A few years ago I made my first quilt that was designed by leanne's house called leanne's house. I enjoyed making that one so much that when I saw her next one called the quilters journey I set about making this one too.
I had enough fabrics left over from the first quilt to make this one without buying any new fabrics. This time rather than selecting fabrics as I went along I cut the entire quilt out in one hit.
I had some great cream fabric with little sewing notions on it that I wanted to use for all the embroidering bits and thought I would cut it all out at once to make sure I had enough. Then as I looked at the pattern I could see that many of the blocks were the same sizes and in fact some were identical.
So I got out my big zip lock baggies and cut them all out so that it looks random but goes together well.
I decided to sew my blocks together, press gently then traced the embroidery pattern on with the blue pens that wash out.
Once I had done the embroidery I washed the blocks and set them aside until I had several ready to sew together.
By the time I was finishing the last touches to the final block the first 6 were sewn together so all that needed to be done was the final 3 sewn to the bottom of the first 6 blocks. I now have the boarder fabric ready to hand sew onto the top, so in a way I guess the top isn't quite finished.... close enough for me to post about it!!
Now this random photo at the end of my post is my heart rate monitor that I bought myself a few months ago... when it was my birthday a few weeks ago I got up at 5.30am to go to circuit class and when I put my watch on I got very excited as the little cake was there to greet me.