I have truly enjoyed this holiday weekend. There was a big tasty meal on Thursday and then lots of stitching, knitting and sewing time. Since I finished the Big Debbie Stars I was looking for a new project and this quilt called out the loudest from its giant ziploc bag. This is the Marigolds pattern by Fig Tree, you can see it here.
I've made mine a bit bigger and this is the first version I put up on my design wall.
I love the fabrics. I used several Fig Tree collections - Buttercup, California Girl and Tapestry. I got all the individual units together late on Friday night and put them on my design wall and went off to bed. When I got up on Saturday and looked at this top with fresh eyes I was surprised that it didn't look like I had pictured it in my mind....all I saw were big red x's! The pretty Marigold flower blocks had been swallowed up by the coral-y red sashing. Definitely not what I wanted.(The picture doesn't really show how strong that coral fabric is...trust me it was in your face in real life.)
So after a trip to Fabric Shack in Waynesville for the purchase of some new sashing fabric I had this version....now this is what I was going for - a soft vintage look - and the buttery yellow tone is an added bonus for me. You know how yellow is my favorite color!
I got that upper left corner sewed together. I'm also very happy with the background fabric I used. This is PearlEssence by Galaxy for EE Schenck Company.
Can you see the shimmer of the scrolls? Very pretty. I got this at Fabric Shack too. I may have to go back again (such a hardship -LOL) and see if I can get some more. I hope to have some time to assemble this top this week.
Hope your week is fun and productive!