Saturday, 7 March 2015

Distracted by pretty fabric [foxes and racoons]

Does it ever happen to you? Random fabrics, accidentally placed next to each other on a shelf, which are simply a match made in heaven!? Those heavens aligned with these fabrics: the fox and raccoon print (the selvage says it's a Timeless Treasures print) was a very generous extra in the Whimsical Woodland Mug Rug swap parcel I received from Alison (@alisonwhite31 on Instagram).


The coral from Modern Neutrals (the inner log top left) was a recent purchase at our LQS, bought with no project in mind - I just liked it. And they were perfect for each other. So I shopped my stash and found a few other coordinating fabrics: Art Gallery Natural Elements, Fossil Fern, Kona solids, Figures by Zen Chic, a Lu Summers print....

I knew right from the start that I would make log cabins. I did all the cutting, then sat and pieced. The first two blocks went together beautifully. And then I got cocky. I had finished block three before I realised that not only had I twirled my log cabin anti-clockwise rather than clockwise, but the raccoon was back in Australia with Alison - upside down. I wasn't planning on taking the entire block apart, so I'm resigned to the anti-clockwise twirl, but the raccoon was surgically unpicked and re-inserted with least unpicking possible! You can only tell if you look very closely! And block four headed in the same direction, but I twigged early enough to unpick as I went.

I need to decide how to quilt this now - hand quilting with perle thread of machine quilting? If I go with the latter, it either needs to get done this weekend, or realistically wait until after the impending move...


1 comment:

Lin said...

Great colour combo and I would definitely go for hand quilting. xx