and said how I couldn't wait to get finished with Christmas makes so I could break into it? Well, I'm afraid I have less patience than a child on Christmas morning and I caved, compromised and made a Christmas make from the book! How's that for sneaky and impatient?
My favourite block in the book is Envy by Angela of Cut to Pieces and I knew that I wanted to make this one some time soon (as well as loads of the others). However, last night DS was hanging about the sewing room as I was deliberating what design to use to make a companion cushion to the Secret Quilt and as he flicked through the Modern Blocks book (avoiding going to bed rather than out of genuine interest, I think - initially at least) he said he thought the Envy block would look good in the Secret Quilt fabrics. Totally unprompted! Now that can only have been a sign, don't you think? So snip, stitch, a few mumbles as I tried to eek out remaining fabrics to be the right sizes, and voila! One more Christmas pressie cushion -
(probably shouldn't show it but I'll take a chance)
I know it doesn't quite fit the theme of the Secret Quilt but frankly my quilting ability and inspiration in that area have been exhausted, so it'll be grand!
I love the block so much and it worked out okay in these smaller scale fabrics even though the larger prints of the original are stunning!
One more satisfying tick off the list! And fun doing it!