I finally finished my quilt top for the 'On the Road to Spring' quilt along hosted by Randi. Its a whopper. Its 102 by 93 inches. Just the way I like them. It will fit my queen bed beautifully. I don't mind saying though the last half seemed to take FOREVER. I have got my backing worked out. Just need to piece it together. I am so very happy I didn't go with the white squares between the prints. I love the linen fabric I used instead. I was inspired by a post by the very talented Rita of Red Pepper Quilts. At this stage I have no idea how I will get it quilted. Maybe an allover design seeing as its pretty busy.
This is a photo of the quilt top strung over a tree outside our back gate. No its not a sappy tree.
I have also, rather impulsively, joined in the fun over at Moose on the Porch Quilts. They are having a Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along. This is block one. Each month's block will be designed by someone different. I am using Simple Abundance by Bonnie and Camille. The background fabric is a Kona solid. For the life of me I can't remember the colour though. It was in my stash and was a nice contrast to the fabrics in the jelly roll.
Lastly I finished a beanie for The Winter Warm project. They send winter woolies overseas for the needy. I am a very slow knitter. This pattern is perfect for me. Nothing complicated and just plain garter stitch. I also have some blankets I finished last year. I teamed up with a work colleague who is a super fast knitter. She would knit up the squares and I finished off the ends and sewed the squares together. The model is my son. He was demonstarting his model poses.