There was some quality time spent with my sewing machine over the weekend. I got the borders on the quilt that was on my design wall last week and sent it off to the long arm quilter. Then I turned my attention to this project.
This quilt is the free pattern from FatQuarterShop called Layer Cake Lemonade. You can find it here. It makes a nice lap size quilt - 48" X 61" using just one layer cake. The fabric is the new collection from Zen Chic called Sphere. You can see it here. This is going to be a gift and the recipient is fond of turquoise so I thought this line was perfect. Now the collection does have some great yellow accent pieces which I adore but it wasn't right for this person. She likes orange as a accent so I substituted an orange from the Zen Chic Comma line.
I'm going to do some simple wavy line quilting on this so I have it finished for the birthday deadline that is looming.
And I really wanted to do a Schnibble this month and the deadline for that is coming up fast. I haven't participated for several months and this month was your choice of patterns. There are so many cute Schnibbles I'd love to make and this charm pack was already sitting on my table and it was talking.... loudly.
I love the fabrics and colors in this collection -- hot pink, turquoise, orange, purple, lime green and all those adorable sewing items - buttons, thread, scissors,zippers,pins,tape measures and snaps. I love those snaps! You can see all the fabrics here.
Well I thought about which Schnibble would be best for this line and it hit me like a ton of bricks -- Gentle Arts... it is spool blocks! I've got all 25 cut out and I got 9 sewn together.
Isn't this snap fabric cute cute cute? I bought yardage since I know I'm going to want to use it on another quilt some day.
Now I'm a little leery of how all those points are going to come together. I'm trying to be very accurate but it still has me concerned. I figure I'm going to sew it all together the best I can and if the points don't make me happy I can always sew buttons at the intersections. Cute buttons can cover a multitude of problems.