First up was a challenge - my first attempt at foundation piecing. Saw the pattern while on holidays in Brisbane and bought it and the fabrics on the spot. Must admit I hesitated to start, but once begun, it was relatively plain sailing - well except that I ran out of some of the original fabric, which meant I had to reorganise and purchase more. Minor hiccup though and look at the finish. Don't you just love it. I certainly do.
While sorting through my fabrics I came across some with a nautical theme, so put together this cute lap quilt for my youngest grandson. There are seaside pictures, and the borders and posts are boats. The quilting pattern has anchors, so the quilt is called Anchors Away. Hope he will get lots of use out of it. The good thing is this all came from my stash!!
The second is a very large Shortcake (from Cluck Cluck Sew) quilt made from Figtree fabrics. We used the same Filigree quilting pattern and it really looks great on this quilt. Looks good on my bed too doesn't it?