I went to one of my favourite quilt shops with a friend last week; I was supposed to be helping her to chose fabrics for a new project, but I couldn't resist picking up a few pieces for my Auntie Green. The nice thing about going to a real shop as opposed to buying online, is that you can see the true colours of the fabric and they will cut 10cm/4" strips. Lots of variety for not a lot of cash!
I have gone back to my favourite needle turn for this quilt. I draw around either a freezer paper or plastic template with a Gelly Roll pen. The silver coloured ones work best for me as I can see the line on all fabrics. These pens wash out and as they are a roller ball, drawing around the shape not only gives a line to turn under, but it also creases the fabric so it is easy to get smooth curves. I am off to pick my mum up from the airport, I hope to get some of this sewn down while she is here.