Monday 11 March 2013

Something New Sampler

As you may be aware I have been taking part in the Something New Sampler with Amy at The Cute Life.

This was really fun to do as there were a lot of different techniques to play with and with weekly deadlines there was the incentive I needed to make sure each block was finished!

I was doing so well getting the quilt top to the point of basted. But then my machine decided it didn't want to sew nicely so I took it in for a service. A week later I am still waiting to find out if it needs a new gear set or not. I could be without my machine for another 2 weeks! Going to have serious withdrawal symptoms by then!

Thankfully, I had finished sewing together the quilt top before my machine went in. When I brought the background fabric I got this Bella green and a light grey and plumped for the green to be different. I am struggling with it a bit, as the colours are just not me. I tend to prefer much brighter colours.

So, my quilt top will remain basted and will patiently wait to be quilted. I am thinking I will quilt each block differently as they are all so different and then an all over pattern in the green. But who knows what will happen when I actually get to do it.

There are some great projects resulting from this QAL in the flickr group, go take a look.


  1. it looks great Jo! fun layout, and wow does the trapunto pop even without quilting yet!! way to go on your finish :)

  2. and boo about your machine :/ .....

  3. So sorry to hear about your machine Jo. The green looks great, as does your chosen layout, but I know what you mean when a colour just isn't you. Looking forward to seeing how you quilt it when your machine is fixed :)

  4. I think it is really pretty, has a lovely spring feel to it :) Hope you get your machine back soon!