Earlier this year I started putting together a collection of fabrics that I liked but with no specific purpose in mind. Some of them came from a shop that was closing down, some from my stash and a few just caught my eye elsewhere.
As I say, I had no real plan for these fabrics - I just liked them.
Then the Quilters Guild announced over the summer that they were planning a BOM and when I saw the quilt I knew that this was what my fabrics were for!
The Red Manor House BOM is based on a quilt in the Guild's collection The Red Manor House Coverlet dated to the mid 1800's. A stunning quilt with so much detail.
To sign up for the BOM this is the link.
The first block was released on October 1st and here is my Red Manor House.
So looking forward to November 1st and the next section.
I have also been working on the Jenny of Elefantz stitchalong 'My Vintage Kitchen'. This is the latest block.
I loved those big chunky creamy beige mixing bowls. Two more blocks to go I think.
There has been some secret stitching with these gorgeous Kaffe Fassett fabrics.
And after dyeing some more fabric I now have all the hexies basted for the next round of my 1797 Revisited quilt.
Stitching has commenced!
Weatherwise we are experiencing a very late 'Indian Summer'. Today it was 30 degrees on our terrasse and we are expecting higher temperatures over the weekend. However, the rain that we have had over the last few weeks does mean that the garden is coming back to life and looking green again. But, as I found yesterday when I started digging over part of our vegetable garden ready for planting broad beans for next spring, the ground is very dry still.
Have a great weekend everyone.