i finally finished an ufo:
a baby quilt made with Robert Kaufmans Essex in putty plus triangles in red/white/blue. The big triangles in the center are paper-pieced, the rest are half square triangles.
the quilt is about 1meter square or 40"
i quilted in straight lines and this turned out very nice with cotton-linen blend of the Essex
the backing is made of the oh-so-beautiful Retro Rocket Rascals by Michael Miller, a true classic. i had quite some amount of this in my stash, so luckily i still have some left but i am happy to have made a little dent in my stash. anyone else out there with the strange problem of seriously wanting to get rid of stuff/fabric but not wanting to let it ALL go??
and another picture, taken with a flash unlike the first one. the color of the Essex actually is quite a mixture of both pictures: it is not as grey as it seems at the top of this post (that is the color putty as i would imagine it), nor as beige as on this last picture.
anyway: i really like working with Essex plus some bright colored quilting weight fabrics. the texture after washing and drying is just great.
however: the quilts do get a bit heavier because the cotton-linen blends adds quite some weight, so i try to use very light wool or cotton battings.