First up – I am making something pretty with Kate Spain’s new line Daydream. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say this is possibly my most favourite line yet. Possibly. It’s a bit statement, I know. I bought a charm pack initially and then it arrived. Love at first sight. So I had to go buy a layer cake. You know how it goes.
Then it was a case of working out what I wanted to make with all this prettiness. So I came up with a design that suits layer cake squares perfectly, and of course it’s paper pieced. Don’t worry, I’m aware this pattern could be made with regular piecing (I’m not that blinded by my paper piecing love!!) but I just love the crisp points that paper piecing brings.
Sweet little flowers! This will be to make a garden quilt for my gal for Christmas. She knows I’m working on it and approves all the pink flowers I’ve made though not so keen on the purple/blue but she’ll learn to love it. She doesn’t have a choic. ;)
If there’s interest in the pattern, I’ll work on putting it together to list in my Craftsy shop. And just for future reference, which is more preferable? A single block pattern (like the majority of my current patterns listed) or a pattern with full directions for a quilt?
At first when I drew the design up in EQ7 I wasn’t sure about it – or if it would do this gorgeous line of fabric justice. But I have to say, the more I make these blocks, the more I love Daydream. I’ve made 5 now – planning on 12 total. They are quick to make so I hope to have more to share soon!
So now onto the retro kitchen part of the title! Thank you SO much everyone who left comments on the Daydream giveaway (Deb from Simple Life Quilts was the winner btw!) and suggestions for BoM themes. A retro kitchen theme seemed rather popular. At first I wasn’t sure if I had more kitchen patterns in me (I have 14 already listed in my shop!) but then I started drawing… And well now I have 6 of the 9 BoM blocks drawn. If you don’t want a bit of an early peek at these, look away now!
I’m trying to come up with a few more simple ones to start the BoM off with – and obviously my gal Betty there will be the final block. Doesn’t she look like she’s ready to whip a roast for dinner, followed by an apple pie baked from scratch? I’m pretty sure she’s all caught up on laundry and her house positively sparkles with cleanliness. She probably even sewed all her own clothes and painted the back fence in her spare time.
That’s me this week – WiPing it good. Now to work some more on those flowers, they are calling my name.