Ever since the folks lucky enough to go to quilt market in May started showing pics of this stuff I've been coveting it so very badly. I'd thought I could be patient and wait until October when it's released but that's not really in my nature. So scour the internets I did and came across this place. Hoorah. The early released FQ bundle shall be mine. Joy of joys.
Now, a FQ bundle like this little mama usually gets sent in a flat rate box - costing over $40. Not if Laura at Over The Rainbow has her way. That woman can cram a FQ bundle into a flat rate envelope - saving me a whopping $30. Obviously, that money saved can be put to good use buying more fabric, can't it? Everyone's a winner!
Look at that tower.....isn't it dreamy? I'm thinking half square triangles, value quilt stylee, maybe like this, or this, or this. If my Mum likes it then it'll be made for her. She's requesting a summery quilt - with that obvious summer colour French Blue, like Portugese Pottery. Ok Mum, yellows and pinks spring to my mind when I think of summer, but I get your drift. That Portugese Pottery that is French Blue isn't really in Dream On, but to me this stack says summer all the way.
I've been making some more blocks for the big X rainbow quilt as well. And a smaller one for a bee. I did promise you a tutorial, but I can do better than that. I managed to find you a free pattern, which looks like it's far more concise than anything I'd muster up.
Go on over to Sandi's blog and say thank you. She once sent me the most wonderful Secret Santa package, right after my not so baby girl had been told (by her Religious Studies teacher) that Santa didn't exist. I'm so glad I've re-found her blog (the pillowcases she sent me we still use all the time, and they're the softest things ever).
If you want to make blocks the same size as mine (which are 20 inches finished) use 6 inch squares. If you want 10 inch finished blocks like the little one, use 2.5 inch squares.
It's such a fab block, and so simple. I'm going king sized with this baby - 100 inches. But when the blocks are 20 inches it's hardly going to take me long, is it?!
NooNoo checks out the blocks so far. See how big they are? He's a big cat.
Well, not a BIG cat like a lion, but a big domestic one. You get me, right?