No, I haven't quilted the Jacob's Ladder yet *blush* but have finished piecing sofa throw:
and I think this might be a better size for first quilt! It's the Army Star I made, surrounded by split nine patches. As you can see, although it is another "scrap" quilt, I have been much more controlled in my use of colour so that it would blend with the sofa and curtains etc. I think it has quite an old fashioned feel to it and I rather like it.
In a totally different style, I have been practising quilting on a very small scale with these fun little beach hut coasters and mat I made for mum's caravan:
They are far from perfect but think the wonkiness is "whimsical" (at least that's what I keep telling myself lol). And it gave me a chance to try out different needles and so on with quilted project. I used Insul-Brite batting, which is heat proof but does feel quite nasty and crinkly.
This weekend I went with mum to the Spring Quilt Festival. It was amazing. The competition quilts were beautiful and I felt very inspired to try new things. Plus, I have never seen so much beautiful fabric and bargains and quilting books and quilting gadgets and....ooooooooooooooooooooh...it was marvellous!! I particularly loved the quilts made by Pat Deacon. And when I got home from the day, Gman had made this to put on the door:
My next projects will be quilts for the boys. Gman has requested a red and black quilt, which I am going to do in a log cabin style (watch this space for pics!) and Waif wants orange and brown. I saw this picture on Flickr and think Waif's will be a wonky house quilt.