So, friends. This whole improv, pattern design thing is for the birds. You should see me using my fourth grade fraction knowledge to cut the right size fabric. There has been quite a lot of trimming. Over and over. However, I love it and I am hooked. Who knew it would be this much fun. In fact, this week I will finish a quilt I made making the pattern on the fly, and I will finish a quilt top I designed. Hey, girl, hey.
(Coming soon… another finish!)
Onto the Belle Quilt. I show the Robins Egg Wallpaper print and I was instantly smitten. SMITTEN. I knew I wanted to make a quilt showcasing these fabrics. Then two months ago I splurged after my MQG meeting (as always) and bought a bunch of random fat quarters. I didn’t know what I was going to do with them, but this quilt quickly came out as I tried to think of a design. Of course, I also put in some cerise for good measure. Of course.
Last night I finished all of the blocks, and started piecing in the background fabric.
Let me tell you, it’s a good thing I’m currently teaching my students fractions.
I just love these blocks.
I’m ready to finish this top up by my MQG meeting on Thursday, and I would love to finish this quilt and one more before the new year. Come on, Christmas break!
Why the rush? Because I got these beauties in the mail yesterday and we all know I need another Chicopee quilt like I need a hole in my head.
Oh, 2014, you’re going to be quilty fun.