I want to start off this post with - "OK, so don't laugh at this quilt"! When I saw what Lucy had done at her retreat this weekend I had to share my quilt I made with the same blocks - a long, long, long time ago. This quilt got made from a challenge where we were given a bag of these ugly - very ugly - fabrics. And a lot of them were not high quality (they weren't low quality though either). We had to make something with them. About that same time I saw this quilt in an Australian P&Q magazine and decided that is what I could make with my strips. So I used scraps and uglies from my stash for the bigger triangle piece. Well at that time I couldn't picture all those ugly fabrics making anything nice looking - and I didn't want to kill myself over this quilt then - so I just pieced it fast. Well my pinwheels didn't match up too well, part of the problem was the bias and stretch on these ugly fabrics! Well once I got it done I fell in love with the purple pinwheels and the light border fabric. And heck - even the ugly fabrics worked well together. So its grown on me and is my TV quilt in the family room. Of course now I wish I would have spent more time matching up the pinwheels! (Oh and guess what - Lucy thinks the pattern they used is the same one I used those many years ago from the Australian P&Q!)
I also worked just a tad on my Horse Feathers quilt from my retreat where I forgot the fabric for the V in the feathers. Here is a picture from this weekend where I got the V fabric cut and the arms all made for the star. Don't you just love the blue tape! Adds something special to it doesn't it! I actually got the star all put together this weekend but I have to take a picture yet, so I thought I would show you the taped up (in more ways than one) version.