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Must try harder

I've noticed a theme to my posts recently, that of buying fabric and not actually using it. Take our monthly meeting of the London Modern Quilt Guild two Sundays ago. Held at Tricolette just off Abbey Road, I managed to spend £38.40 before we even got started (thanks Michael for letting us meet there). Now, I missed last month's meeting due to essential DIY-ing in preparation for our living room shelves, so I didn't swap my bag of scraps, let alone make the wonky log cabin block (see what I mean about not actually sewing, just dreaming and spending!).

Oops, here's one of the purchases – a Kate Spain layer cake – just for a fabric hit in this post…

Anyway, with my fabric tucked away under my seat, the meeting started. Then lovely Pennie arrived with surprise guest Aneela Hoey, fabric designer and book author extraordinaire. Aneela was so generous with her advice as she told us how teamed up with Moda and how she transfers her designs from paper to screen. 

I left all geered up for next month's challenge, and as I'm off this week, I might just make it. We have to design a 12inch block that sums up modern quilting, with the best displayed at John Lewis on Oxford Street. Will keep you posted… although I am feeling the need to buy some plain grey fabric to sash my design!