This week I found in my stash a yard of fabric I bought a year or so ago because I fell in love the artwork on it. It from Suzy Ultman’s “Appleville” range for Robert Kaufman.
I often buy fun printed fabric because I love it, but do not really know what I am going to do with it. I struggled a lot with this fabric in particular because it is blocks of different prints, not an overall pattern. I know I could have cheated and just used it as part of a backing fabric, but that would not show the fun prints off to their best advantage.
So this week to challenge myself, I pulled the fabric out of my stash, determined to make a quilt out of it. I cut the individual printed sections of the fabric out and went to work.
I grabbed some Kona white, some graphic bright prints and started playing.
As I finish a block it goes up on the design wall with the others.
Slowly but surely a quilt top is starting to emerge.
The blocks are all different shapes and sizes so the layout will be free form.
And there will be a lot of white used as the background fabric.
But in the end I hope to have a fun quilt top finished, quilted and bound for Friday.
Wish me luck…