Last weekend my darling husband abandoned me to go on a boys camping trip, and as soon as he had walked out the door I knew exactly what I was doing with my free time….
You see just before DH left I took delivery of the latest Lizzy House range, Lovely Hunt….and I knew that I had to use it immediately so I pulled out ALL my Lizzy House fabric….
…and cut out a 5 inch square from each piece of fabric. Then, using my hexagon mini for guidance I got to work….
As there was no husband I could keep working without having to pack things away… I had squares and fabric all over the floor…and it took me a couple of days to get all the blocks up…I kept adjusting and rearranging, coming back to the design wall in between other tasks…I finally ended up with this…
The first block I placed was the low volume cats and then I just worked slowly from there. I tried to tackle one or two colours at a time, making sure that there was a flow to the colours…
Not all the fabric made it into this quilt top…
I only ended up using 168 different fabrics and had about 20 left over. I could not work out how to make the brown palette work so it did not even get a look in.
A couple of the prints had too much colour variation in them at 5 inches big to make the them work, but all the wonderful blenders…the Pearl Bracelets, the mini bracelets, the Butterflies and the chain links helped make the novelty fabrics play nice.
This quilt is definitely my quilt… it is not going anywhere but onto our couch. As the weather starts to turn icky here in the Pacific Northwest this quilt will keep me warm and cozy…. all I have to do is finish it up!
Now while I was cutting up my Lizzy Stash I cut an extra fat eight or two for a give away. By the time I had finished working through my stash I had a stack of 25 different fabrics… including quite a few out of print beauties, as well as some of the new Lovely Hunt….
So if you would like to win this fat eight bundle just leave a comment below, telling me what you would do with this wonderful bundle of colour.
I will draw a winner next Wednesday, and as always the contest is open to my overseas friends too.
This giveaway is closed. Thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations to Linda who won.