Having set myself the goals to complete two quilts this month I made an early start.
Firstly, the Chookshed Stitchers' Challenge is to make the Sparkly Dragonfly Quilt.
I started off with these fabrics.
Before long, they turned into these strips.
The next day they turned into a quilt top. It will be bound with the pink and white star fabric. It looks rather washed out in this photo, due to poor light. The colours in the top photos are much more accurate. I'm really happy with it, as it is so very pretty. Next, I have to find a suitable fabric for the backing in the stash and get it quilted. Watch this space.
As it turns out, there is still enough fabric left to make another small scrappy quilt. I’ll have to work out how to make something pretty using the remaining fabric in the most efficient way.
Then it was on to the Just Two Charm Packs Quilt along, my One Monthly Goal.
After laying out the blocks to achieve a pleasing look, without overthinking it, I added the sashings and border. Once again, other than the gifted half layer cake, everything is from stash. Like the first quilt, the next step is to find a suitable fabric to use for the backing. This will not be as easy, but I'm sure I will be able to find something that will work.
While I was stitching the two quilts I also pieced the red split nine patch Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks for this month as a leader and ender, which was a bonus.
Now to get on with the next steps.