The Festival of Forties has literally taken over my life these past few weeks......My best friends and I are all turning 40 over the next 12 months, and the first two are now done and dusted! So between parties, Cuban Jazz Festivals and a WHOLE weekend child free in Sydney - there hasn't been much sewing getting done! I've also been very blessed with the company of another best friend, who arrived here on Friday for a long weekend with us!
Anyway...... Monday last week, I drove down to the local Officeworks and got myself some old school supplies and sat down to draw up the idea for my Quiltcon Challenge quilt, that had been rolling around in my head for weeks!
Can you believe I had never used grid paper to design a quilt?? It was very cathartic.
The next morning, I put that plan in to action. Using very basic math, I made a tonne (OK, not a tonne, but lots) of teeny little snowball blocks, and then set about trying to make the before-mentioned "pattern" work.
It was no easy feat, but I did it. It's a lovely little splatter of pastels.......something I never thought I would ever say about a quilt I'd designed and made. But yes, I did.
It is currently basted, rolled up and patiently awaiting quilting. Which will hopefully happen tomorrow. Because it's the only day I have between now and the end of November - when this little creation is due for submission! Another thing I never thought I would ever do!
So - there you have it. I've almost finished my first ever Quiltcon Challenge quilt! Watch this space.....