Thursday, 19 December 2013

Something for the New Year

Back in April, I posted the first few blocks of my scrappy trip around the world quilt. For one reason or another, they were then put away in the WiP cupboard and that was that...


...until a couple of weeks ago when I found them and wondered why I had left them languishing?


I cut up a bunch of strips and started making blocks; Instagrammers encouraged me and soon I had 42 blocks. Ignoring housework, visiting guests and internet shopping, I sewed them together.

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And now?  Well now I have a flimsy measuring 72" x 84" ready for the New Year when we get back from England.


Without sounding like a creative lovey, I feel like I have gone back to my quilting roots with this one. Little or no negative space, bright and bold.  That's me.

32 comments:

Catherine said...

Beautiful - it's got the colours of an exotic sunset.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Absolutely beautiful! So worth ignoring everyone for ;) I adore your style, the bold and bright quilts are so interesting and happy x

Katy Cameron said...

Ignoring internet shopping? Wow! It looks fab though :o)

Catherine said...

Love those colours!

Anna said...

I love this! It's so pretty and fun :) Can't wait to see it quilted!

heart of charnwood said...

Absolutely beautiful! And be a quilting lovey to your hearts content. Enjoy your trip back to England :o)

Little Island Quilting said...

'Quilting lovey' - love that newly coined expression as much as your quilt

Canadian Abroad said...

It's like a most colourful waterfall on the steps. Love it!

Kate said...

It's beautiful - the colours are fabulous!!

Sarah said...

Full on and fabulous!

QuiltCandy said...

Oh wow this is so flippin' amazing! I just love the colours you've used, I'm such a sucker for a scrappy trip, I can't wait to make one...one day!!

Di said...

It is a riot of colour and makes me think of summer. Di x

CJ said...

Beautiful colours, it must be living in Morocco, I love visiting your blog, the colours are always sensational. Hope the quilting goes well. And I hope you have a lovely Christmas and a very happy and successful 2014.

Cindy Sharp said...

Beautiful!

Deborah said...

This is such a gorgeous quilt! I have enjoyed watching it grow on Instagram. Have a lovely trip to England.

Kirsten said...

So beautiful - love all of the bright colours!

Judith, Belfast said...

So lovely! Well done on getting back into your sewing groove! Jxo

Leanne said...

It's beautiful, I am so glad you had fun making it. Have a wonderful holiday!

poppyinstitches said...

its beautiful, love the colours!

Collette said...

it is gorgeous and def you! love it!

Dianne Neale said...

It's lovely. Gordon expressed a liking for it too, so maybe one day I will get around to making one!

Nicky said...

Ooh now that is an Annabella special allright!

Nicky said...

Ooh now that is an Annabella special allright!

diane said...

It's a 5 Star quilt for sure and you are a "Rick Start"...private joke.

Heather D. said...

Just gorgeous! And lovely setting for your photos, as usual!

Adrianne said...

Ooh Annabella, this is just scrummy! The bright and bold colours are just perfect in this quilt - and it has something of a Moroccan feel - very appropriate!

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

Its beautiful Annabella!

dutchcomfort said...

Such beautiful and rich colours!

Chez Roo said...

So lovely! The colours are very you!

Katherine said...

I'm in love. Totally crushing on those bright colours. Will look forward to the finish on this beauty.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season!

genie said...

This is beautiful... so big. What a treasure it is going to be when you get it quilted. I noticed your note on Jennifer’s blog that you are making the blocks in Modern quilt blocks, too. I have finished chapter 1 (the crosses) and started the rectangles today. When you get your back out, please be sure to post so I can follow you, too. It is so much more fun when several people are doing the same thing. I am so jealous you got to go to England. I am what I call a displaced Anglophile and miss visiting there so much. Hope you had a wonderful time. genie from buttonsforbaga.blogspot.com.

Debbie said...

Sorry you've had a rough time of it!! Glad you are back tho - your quilt is lovely!