It all started when I saw this bundle of fabrics over at Sprightly Fabric.
Of course their picture was prettier than mine. But gosh – how can you resist this fabric? It’s Seaside Cottage by Heather Mulder Peterson who blogs at Anka’s Treasures. I love it. Like loooovvvveeee it.
So then the dilemma – what to make with it? No idea. Until I somehow came across this amazingly beautiful quilt pattern called Spanish Tiles. And you won’t believe it, it’s designed by Heather Mulder Peterson. Bit funny that! So I ordered her book Living Large 2. Tell you what, I will be making more than one quilt from this book! It’s all about showcasing larger prints in your quilts – something I love doing!
But back to the story. Look!
Can’t you just see the Seaside Cottage fabrics working beautifully in this pattern? And by more funny coincidence I had the perfect amount of aqua and dark grey homespun. Oh there was a little bit of glee when I realised that. I forced myself to finish off Diamond Stars quick smart so I could get started.
Lots of cutting, plenty of sewing, a little bit of unpicking and the centre section is done!
Eeeek! I love it! I wish the picture was better so you’d go “eeek!” right along with me. But trust me, it’s super pretty. So now I have the borders to add – which is long rectangles in the various prints. I am thinking of maybe adding another border in the aqua after that to make it a bit bigger and bind in the dark grey. Thoughts?
Ah see, match made in heaven. Oh and I am totally keeping this quilt for me. I love it too much to part with. So pretty. Pretty pretty pretty. I’ll try to get better photos next time. It was rather difficult with Miss 2 in the way touching it saying “pretty pretty”. I don’t know where she gets that from.
Linking up with WiP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced. Are you?
Nearly forgot to mention! Tomorrow is my day for the Sweet Treats Blog Hop. Hope you'll stop by to see my little project (there'll be a free pattern! Not enough incentive? How about a giveaway? Do stop by!).