Now that the Dollies have flown the nest it means I have an empty box ready and waiting. Just look at those hexagons. Surely a finished top means I can start something else, right?
Now, what shall I fill it with.......
Will it be this lovely band sampler called St. Neots by Susan Smith from Patchwork on Stonleigh. Australia. Lots of fussy cutting on those hexagons and English Paper piecing. Such a pretty quilt and a length of hankerchief linen is ready and waiting for attention.
Will it be this - Pickled Onions by Chris Serong from Threadbear, Australia. This has my pulse racing and itching to start. A bolt of cream fabric awaits me at Dotty Dollies.
Will it be this one, also from Threadbear, Australia and is by Megan Carroll and called Hertfordshire. This one takes a bit of thinking about as I need a lot of repro fabrics and a suitable centre to start me off. Again lots of hexagons and some fussy cutting.
This one came from Jo at Cowslip and is a Petra Prins quilt and even comes in it's own box with a beautiful selection of fabrics and in colours that I would not have normally bought. I love it though and it was a bargain. Greatly reduced and as I had admired it the last time I was at Cowslip and regretted not buying it it simply had my name on it and came home with me. The name of this quilt - Providence.
Fabulous selection of fabrics. So which one shall I choose to stitch next?
Whilst I have been pondering such choices I have been busy stitching hexagons and watching the Diamond Jubilee events on the tv. The concert outside of Buckingham Palace was amazing and the best bit for me was Madness performing Our House on the roof of the Palace. The frontage was transformed with this changing cover showing various houses and the people inside them. I haven't tried it but I wonder if you googled it whether it would be on You Tube. Brilliant. The Queen did her best to look like she was enjoying it all despite the fact that she must have been very tired and worried about the poor old Duke of Edinburgh who that day had been admitted to hospital. Three cheers for the Queen I say.
EDIT - Have just googled YouTube and if you type in Madness at Buckingham Palace you should find several versions to choose from. Do watch it - amazing.