The top row is my contribution to this month's Row by Row Round Robin that I am running (slightly haphazardly!) for our guild. The bottom row is the initial row done by the owner. And the theme for this month was "Home is where the heart is".
I thought a Chimneys and Cornerstones block suited the theme perfectly. I also have just finished reading an Elm Creek Quilter's novel "The Quilter's Homecoming" that featured the block. I chose to use the light background fabric for the cornerstones instead of the usual dark fabrics just for interest.
I was super careful with my seam accuracy (I can often be a bit rough and ready) and it really paid off - my corners all match perfectly (if I do say so myself).
I love the way my block layout almost matches the colours of the Dresden Plates, that was totally unplanned.
There are two other rows already done for this quilt owner - I think I'm safe showing what I have because I don't think she reads my blog but I'm not certain so I won't show the rest (and I haven't asked permission!). I can't wait for the final reveal of all these quilts, I'm getting really curious about my one!
As you can see from the pictures, the sun came out today but it's still very cold. New Zealand is experiencing some of the coldest weather ever. Even Auckland experienced snowfalls, which is a bit crazy. No snow up here in Northland but bitterly cold southerly winds and a couple of doozy frosts - the leaves might finally fall off my apple trees!
Oh - and if I don't write this down I'll forget it. My daughter and I were talking about hairstyles and I asked if she would like me to put her doll's hair into a bun. She then proceeded to tell everyone that her doll had a muffin in her hair! Awwww.