I thought I’d keep you on FAL tenterhooks for just one more day, because I’m mean like that. And I can ;o)
So whilst I’m teasing you, I thought I’d show you some of what I was sewing last weekend. Before I left, my nutty Sewing Summit travelling companion from 2 years ago, Laura at Quokka Quilts, came out with a new pattern. 6 FQ buster, she promised, so of course I grabbed 24 FQs, ‘cos bigger is always better, right?
The option on the cover is for 6 blocks with borders. There’s a 6 block option without borders, and also a 9 block option.
So I’m making the 12 block option. Sorry, what was that? Deviating? Moi? Would I? Erm, yeah. Those blocks are BIG, and I had a big pile of FQs, and no yardage for borders, so I’m growing mine organically. Which is kind of appropriate for Mormor covered in flowers:
Yeah, yeah, there’s only 8 there, but there *will* be 12 in the end. This is the front BTW, the back is the rest of the stack in another 12 block LO.
The pattern is a really great use of FQs, and if you go for a 9 block (or more) option you can theoretically have no repeat prints within a block. Well, that is until you try and overthink the layout like I did. Here’s my one tip for the pattern. Don’t overthink the layout, otherwise you may find yourself threatening to stir the whole lot up in a big mess and stomp off in a huff to hold up a friend’s quilt for a photo (because you’re a handy size for that). Not that I did that. Nope. And I also didn’t come back to find 2 friends playing around with the layout to try and save me before I did something drastic *ahem*
If you’d like to grab a copy of the pattern, head over here to Laura’s shop, and use the code Plum20 for 20% off the pattern price for this week.
this will be such a lovely quilt. Love your layout and it will be perfect once all 12 blocks are finished 🙂
Great fabric choice. Looking good already.
Oh it was fun to watch you stir it up, so to speak.
i love those plum colors, need to buy me some
I had fun whilst you were laying it out!
I love the colours you're using! Nothing worse than overthinking things, but it's hard not too sometimes. This would be the perfect quilt for not over thinking things though. I like your idea of 12 on the front and twelve on the back.
I was very anxious about that plastic bag mix up you were threatening. It looks great Katy!
Ooh! two sided!! Yerssh please!! Lovin the colors AND the layout 😉
Ooo..I hate the color slidey puzzle thing when layouts don't cooperate.
I like this a lot – modern and perfect for big patterned fabric !
That Laura, she's always coming up with a plan.
I love the blocks and the fabrics! So bright and happy to look at!
I might give this one a go, I have some lovely fabrics that I don't want to cut up and this pattern would be perfect
I already love Mormor, and this really sends me over the top! What a sweet pattern! And you just go on and tease the FALers…I didn't have ANY finishes this quarter…that were on my list anyway. boo. Your sewing weekend looks and sounds like a hoot!
sure and that is what it is all about, breaking the boundaries
Organically Grown is a phrase I'm gonna take away – I totally work that way too. Congrats to Laura and her pattern.
Hmm, having just won a bunch of fat quarters, I've been looking for some good ideas. Thanks for passing this one along. I like your fabrics, btw–very fun.
I love the colours that you chose. Sounds like you whipped these blocks up really quickly!
A bit like Sarah's stained glass quilt a few years ago.
You wrote "Which is kind of appropriate for Mormor covered in flowers: Mormor is norwegian for mother's mother – its what the girls call my mum instead of granny !
I tend to overthink my quilt layouts, too! Yours ended up looking great in the end, though! 🙂