Sharing the beginnings of this quilt on Monday felt so great! Taking the time to make something besides all the Birthday Crowns and the Design Team and book projects I have been working on, felt so completely necessary. The excitement of cutting into these new fabrics gave me the energy I so badly needed and had been missing to make the sewing time I do find feel productive. That enthusiasm kept me up really late and woke me up a couple of mornings extra early just to work on this quilt!
Thirty blocks are now finished, partially quilted using my favorite quilt as you go method, sewn together, pressed, folded and waiting!
Switching that same photo to a black & white, a little helpful trick shared with me back when I was designing my Rock & Romance Skull quilt by my sweet friend Jacey, shows the separation of the light and dark values in Jeni's Nordika collection, plus the few Pure Elements I used, and I am loving it!
Just after taking these photos I explained to Haila, "okay, now we need to wait until we can get the few yards we'll need for finishing up your new quilt." My own plan was to back in MY, ahem, favorite Nordika print and bind with the very pretty, aqua . As you can see, she's just as excited about receiving it as I have been about making it, and I think her plan will work out just fine!
Hoping to have this beauty ready to share early next week! ♥ Maureen
Updated to add -- If a tutorial for this quilt interests you, will you chime in and let me know? I hope to have my Alphabet quilt tutorial ready to share in early July and would love to share this next, if the interest is there?! Thanks!!