Right, project update:
First off this morning I caught up with my teachers project and Dylan's fabrics. It is square but managed to chop some off with the camera. It has been a good exercise in practicing 1/4" seams, accurate cutting and basic piecing theory, without being just boring old squares.
Then it was time to start something that has been loitering for quite some time. I have wanted to do something with Japanese indigos for ages, and it was just a matter of waiting for a pattern to jump up and down and say "me, me". When the fabric and pattern had all come together - well, it just sat there. Today that all changed!
|The first of many|
|This is the book the original quilt came from|
|A few tweaks, and it became my own|
There are 52 nine patch blocks - but I'm constructing them as one large unit to get my seams to intersect nicely.
Now, this is the fabric from Grandmother's Garden. I chose the large bird print and then asked for 10 FQ to go with it and something as a background fabric.
|This is the bargain bin fabric they chose for me to use as a backing.|
It's almost as pretty as the feature fabric!
|and this is the rough blue print of a possible design. The feature fabric|
will be a full length panel, with pieced blocks featuring lots of the cream background
and highlighted by the colourful FQers.