Sometimes I can find myself getting a bit lonely when she first leaves after a weekend together, so I threw myself into some 'selfish sewing' just for me. I finished this quilt top which I'd started at our little sewing retreat at Bordertown a few weeks ago.
Quilty magazine. It's a great beginners quilting magazine, I really like some of the very simple patterns they have, which are very suitable for beginners. Another nice extra they offer is that you can mail order kits to make some of their quilts.
Curio. It's an old line which I've been waiting for the perfect project to use. All the hills are improv pieced, so are different sizes and the sides are different angles. Alot of fun to sew up, although this method does waste alot of material. I had to go and buy more background to finish the quilt top.
I offset each row so that the hills weren't directly underneath each other, by adding various lengths of the background fabric to the beginning and end of each row. I also added a strip of background to the top and bottom of the quilt so that the hills appear to 'float' in the quilt.