I am loving the comments on my scraps quilt post. I'm compiling a list of a heap of great patterns and quilts suggested by you guys and I'll post that when I've come up from air from school uniform shopping and getting the kids ready for back to school next week.
I'm currently stalking the mail lady for a few packages. One of them is field study from Anna Maria Horner. I am more excited by this line than anything ever ever ever. Leopard prints. Thank you Anna - I know you designed it just for me, you're a gem. I heart you.
What am I planning on doing with my field study?
Anna Maria's free spinning stars pattern. It's not like I haven't got 3 gazillion other quilts to make or finish or anything. I don't know when I'll get round to it, it's a slight pain in the ass template pattern so it involves a heap of cutting awkward bits and pieces using scissors, but it's big blocks so that means it'll come together pretty fast. Maybe I'll do it as a quilt along, once I've got school sorted and the Hexy MF quilt along finished? Should we? I quite like the idea of doing it scrappier than the pattern suggests. I think field study would look amazing in this pattern, and also chicopee and whilst I'm thinking of fabric lines, the birds and the bees would too. Those rich colours in the kaleidoscope type pattern - so cool.
Ok - I haven't even posted this blogpost yet and already I'm thinking we should totally do a quilt along.
Let's frikking do it! (*pushes everything else that's waiting to be finished off the table and starts planning*)
It's labor day this weekend for my American friends - there's a coupon for pink castle fabrics that's good for 20% off anything all weekend, til Monday. Maybe it's a sign we should all go shopping and buy fabric for the spinning stars quilt? LABOR20 is the code you need!
Quick shopping list for those that fancy joining me (shall we start in a couple of weeks, give you all a chance to buy fabric and stuff?)
Crib size (36" x 54") - 6 blocks
10 different FQs
Throw Size (54" x 54") - 9 blocks
10 different half yards (or 20 different FQs for a scrappier look)
Twin/Full size (72" x 90") - 20 blocks
10 different yards (or 20 different half yards, or 40 different FQs for scrappier look)
Anna Maria has fabric requirements for a queen and king size on the download. I'm not even thinking about anything so crazy as king or queen sized. That's just crazy talk.
Who wants to join me?
6 hours ago