Happy New Year! I hope you spent it with family and friends wherever you were! We braved the trains and crowds, and headed in to the city for the early fireworks - and it was well worth it!
'Twas a bit sunny at first!
The gathering was held on the grounds outside the MCG - perfect slopes for child rolling!
And the wait for the toilet line was far longer than the ten minutes of fireworks! But it was fantastic! Our three youngest kids really hadn't seen anything like it before - we are so glad we took them!
Now - on to quilty things…. What is a new year without new projects? Nothing. Well ok, life would still be alright, but you know…..
I asked you all a few weeks ago which direction I should take with my next quilt? Which fabric collection should I go with? Well, it was decided by both the majority of you and myself to go with Waterfront Park. BUT - I then spent a ridiculous amount of time trawling Pinterest and Google for design ideas. And was getting incredibly frustrated. So I took a break from it all the other day, and in my desperation for something to sew, I pulled out my Fat Quarter Shop Designer block of the month packs. I signed up at the start of 2013, and have received six or seven deliveries now, but was a little underwhelmed by the first month's block. So the little packs have been put on the shelf each month….. Until a few days ago.
I pulled out the one designed by Camille Roskelley and Bonnie Cottonway. Love it!
So then I grabbed the next one designed by Kate Spain. No words required. But in Kate's words, who saw this on my IG - "whirly swirly awesomeness!" I concur.
Anyway…….it lit the fire to get my Waterfront Park quilt started, so I headed back upstairs to the computer and googled for another hour or so. And found THIS. I'd been debating between star or cross blocks - this combines both! BINGO! I ran straight downstairs and starting chopping!
And this was the first block I fell in love with! LOVE!
So they very quickly began to multiply……. And today, I have cut out another seven blocks. They are only 10" blocks, so it could do my head in by the end, but hey - when you love something……
So there you go! My first project/s for 2014…….
I'm linking up (if Lee is hosting!) to W.I.P. Wednesday - You can too!