I've been getting a bit of sewing done in the last week or so which has been really nice.
A few more blocks for my Mendocino quilt
I've made my first two blocks (and photographed all the steps) for the upcoming QAL I'm co-hosting with Jess (if you're interested in joining us we have some great prizes up for grabs!). I'm actually organised for once, which has surprised me no end. I'm using this stack of prettiness:
And then this little beauty arrived in my letter box today and everything else stopped. Someone was destashing it in an Aussie Facebook destash group (?!?) and I was lucky enough to nab it.
Au-then-tic was Sweetwater's first collection and it's brilliant. Black, cream, greens and pale brown, loads of text prints and dots and stripes. Very rarely do I start using fabric as soon as I get it, but I was compelled to cut into this while I was still spellbound (and before I lost the nerve).
I bought the Hopscotch pattern by Thimble Blossoms a while ago, but hadn't gotten around to using it. To be honest I was a bit put off by the equilateral triangles - so many bias edges! But as soon as I got this jelly roll I thought it would be really cool in a Hopscotch quilt. I pulled out some of the green Reunion print below (which coordinates really well with Au-then-tic) and some Kona Ivory (I think?). I've also cut some Kona green - I think it's sage but I'd have to check - for some of the triangle points. After fighting with the templates a bit (for some reason none of them printed with the right angles, even with no page scaling. very frustrating.) I kind of winged it and hoped. But the first one turned out fine, so I think I'll keep doing what I did :o)
I love the greens (it's my very favorite colour) so I think this quilt will be just for me. I don't have a lap quilt for wintery nights so I think this will be perfect. Off to make a few more blocks - they're still at the 'oh these are fun' stage :o)