Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Metro Hoops

I recently bought the 'Metro Hoops' and 'Metro Rings' patterns from Jenny at Sew Kind of Wonderful.  They are both made using the 'Quick Curve' ruler.  I had one jelly roll of 'Martinique' that had been sitting on my shelf for ages and I didn't know what to do with it.  I generally think you can't do much with just one jelly roll - I bet loads of you will now email me to beg to differ!! - but the metro hoops pattern was perfect.  It took me 3 days to cut and piece it.  Not all the points are perfect but hopefully once it is quilted it will not be too obvious. I decided to take the squares at the corners of the hoops out into the border and I like the effect.  I used 3 Moda bella solids, snow, gray and blush.  Once it is quilted I will either bind it in the blush or use the remaining jelly roll strips and make a pieced binding but I am a long way off that decision.  I want to custom quilt this so it will have to wait a while.  I have got 54 customer quilts to finish first!

I am now trying to decide what to make now.  I want to make the metro rings pattern but just want to take a break from curves for a while.

Just a couple of photos that have nothing to do with quilting. My husband and I were walking along the canal at the weekend and were watching two swans with a cygnet swimming around.  All of a sudden the baby must have decided it was tired so climbed on its mothers back and the little family swam down the canal to their nest where the little cygnet climbed off mum and nestled down for a rest - Sooooo cute.

Apparently swans mate for life and it was such a lovely family scene.

Just off to have a cup of tea and a sit in the garden then its back to work.......

Happy Quilting.


PS I called the baby swan a gosling in my earlier post but it is a cygnet  So sorry about that.