The initial quilt I was intending to make was a multicoloured scrappy quilt, designed to use up all your little bits and pieces of fabric. Since I have only just begun collecting patchwork fabrics and my stash is fairly small, the credit card alarm bells soon rang loud and clear.
So what to do? Make another quilt design that uses a smaller range of fabrics!
I found one I liked – one that I already had lots of suitable fabric for – in Australian Homespun magazine. It is called ‘Road to Oklahoma’ by Rosalee Clark, and uses the very patriotic colours of red, white and blue. Since our New Zealand flag is also red, white and blue, the patriotic colours still apply here down under! Plus, I love traditional red and white quilts, as well as blue and white quilts, and when you can’t decide between the two…..
This, of course, meant another trip to Cushla’s Village Fabrics to pick up a few extra fat quarters – this time without dear son! I also treated myself to a rotary cutter, which I am so pleased I purchased as the cutting time is much reduced with this tool – don’t even think about using shears!