Thursday, 7 September 2017
Anna Maria Horner Sewalong
So even though I have a few WIPs on the go at present, I have started a new quilt.
Currently happening on Instagram, is the #AMH Sewalong, which is being hosted by Isabel and Monique. This is a no pressure sew a long, basically make a quilt using whatever pattern you like, but using your AMH stash. I have been watching from the sidelines as all these lovely quilts are being started and in some cases finished, and decided that I need to use this as the impetus to actually make something using my Anna Maria Horner fabrics, rather than hoarding them
Goodness know I have enough of it, and I have long been talking about making an AMH quilt. I did start a Magic Stars quilt last year, but am not feeling the love for it, so I think I will recycle this fabric for my Ice cream soda blocks, and I wasn't really happy about going back to my original plan of an AMH Irish Chain quilt which I have been talking about for the last two years.
However while trawling through my Flickr faves, I came across this quilt, which means I can use all sorts of colours, which really appeals to my inner bohemian, I don't think i am really a white fabric in quilts girl.
So last night, I took myself off to my sewing room and started cutting and sewing, I was going to only use solids for the accent pieces, but have decided I am also going to use some blender fabrics too, in an effort to 'sew the stash' and hopefully not buy colours I'm lacking in.
These are a fun quick block to sew, fingers crossed it won't take too long to get a finished quilt top.