I finished my new top that I've been playing with. This was inspired by http://www.filminthefridge.com/2010/06/25/dinner-date-block-tutorial/ which was in turn inspired by Gwen Marston. I've wanted to make this since I saw it in her book and then seeing what filminthefridge made I had to get started.
http://www.simplysolids.co.uk/. I also ordered a fat quarter bundle of Timber by Jessica Levitt from them which I was really pleased with. When it came I had free FQ's of kona baby pink and rose which went I thought really well so I used those for the narrow strips.
I ended up with a lot of spare trianges so I busy using them in a pieced back. I think this will end up double sided.
I am still putting off unpicking the string quilt but thanks for the encouragement. I am leaving it on the table by my machine so I can avoid it!
I went to a local quilt exhibition today which was held at http://www.hallplace.com/ which is only a 10 minute drive from me. Its a beautiful estate that has been around since the 16th century. They have recently done a lot of work on it and put in new tea rooms etc and this was the first time I had been back. It has wonderful gardens although I'm not that keen on the topiary! Best of all its free to visit and park - what more can you ask for!