Friday, March 31, 2017

A beginning and almost an ending...

I am taking part in the Freefall Spring Quilt Along hosted by Sandra over at Musings of a Menopausal Melon. 

You can find her here or click on the Freefall button over to the right of the screen.

This week we are to report on our progress on the cutting stage of the quilt. So....we are still near the start of this if any of you are wanting to join in!

Here are the fabrics I is the background and the other the "shadow" fabric needed...

and here is a picture of the fabrics I decided on for the leaves, my newly purchased Shweshwe fabric from a couple of months ago.....

On Wednesday I was feeling a bit under the weather, so I just poked around a bit and also got the cutting stage, all up-too-date on this far!!!

I have to thank Sandra....everytime I do anything with this quilt  I have Free Fallin' by Tom Petty stuck in my head for the rest of the day! Oh well, could be worse, for sure!

I can't seem to resist sew-alongs/quilt-alongs!

Here is one that's three weeks in so far....Long Time Gone by Jen Kingwell....

I haven't got Week 2 sewn, already a bit behind on this one!

One of the hosts for this sew-along is Nicole from Snips Snippets. You can check her out here.

Well, I came close to finishing my March Happy Days quilt. Soooo close.

So, this will hangover into April as my OMG - One Monthly Goal.

Here is how it looks today...

I couldn't quite fit it all in this picture, but the inner border is all attached. It's a perfect fabric, as it picks up many of the colours used in the, it's a stripe, which I do like for an inner border!

The final border involves applique and piecing. Luckily, the applique is all done...I just need to piece the remaining bits.

Next time you see this quilt it will be a completed top, woohoo!!!

It became clear this month that this quilt will be for my granddaughter, Mina's, bed. It'll be a big quilt for a little girl, but I think she'll enjoy all the images in the fabrics and applique. And, besides, it definitely reads as a girly quilt!

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for OMG- One Monthly Goal and with Sandra at Musings of a Menopausal Melon for the Freefall linky party.

I am also linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get A Whoop Whoop!, with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Fridays. Also, with Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Fridays.

Have a wonderful day as we say goodbye to March and welcome in April!


  1. Your Long Time Gone and Happy Days are two beauties! Love those brights... great way to welcome Spring! Happy April to you!

  2. You amaze me with all you do! Beautiful projects!

  3. Your Happy Days is so pretty! Hope you get her finished up this month!

  4. Amazing quilt top! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project!

  5. That last quilt is amay-zing!!! It'll be a cherished quilt forever. Love your Alison Glass blocks, too.

  6. A beautiful quilt to work on this month... enjoy!

  7. This quilt is gorgeous! It's so bright and cheery.

  8. I love your FreeFall choices! Very bright and pretty.

  9. That is the PERFECT quilt for your granddaughter Sandra! I love seeing your Freefall fabrics growing into leaves!

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