I love a bit of chain piecing, especially when scrummy prints & colours are involved.
The gorgeous gals from Umbrella prints kindly sent me some of their new collection ‘Floating World‘ to play with. The colours are really beautiful & an interesting mix to inspire a quilt or smaller project.
I’m a girl of simple (if a tad eclectic) taste & I haven’t met a Plain Spoken quilt (pattern from the Modern Quilt Workshop book) that I didn’t like yet & thought it would lend itself perfectly to the Floating World prints allowing for a few additions from the stash too of course :) I really love to see what mixes of fabrics other crafters put with a designers range don’t you?
I didn’t want to add too much as I really want that incredible green of the Bird in Paradise print to glow through but still remain balanced as a whole – the touch of rust colour being the ‘mustard on the plate‘ as my mother always says!
I’ve been popping the blocks up randomly on the design wall as I iron them & I’m pretty happy so far.
I’m loving it a little too much though & it’s still growing! It started out at the Nap size quilt but it’s quickly outgrown that!
It’s been ages since I sat & just sewed sewed sewed & it feels rather wonderful! It got me thinking too about fabrics & patterns & all sorts of other design & fabricy thoughts. I do love a bit of pattern & fabric matchmaking - Have you coveted a quilt pattern (more than one I am sure!!!), just waiting for that perfect fabric to come along? Or vice versa? Are you a purist that likes to sew ‘neat’ with a designers range or do you like to add a little sprinkle of something else from the stash?
Have a great weekend whatever crafty shenanigans you’re getting up to!