Seemed like a good idea to make them into something. A mat and a pincushion, as a thank you to the delightful Kelli whose thoughtful gift started the ball rolling on this project.
These beauties and a box of treats are making their way State-side and should arrive soon.
In the meantime, I've been prowling the internet for ideas on how to layout the 12 inch blocks I've made. I couldn't find the BOM pattern the original six blocks were from, but I did find this . . .
I just knew this would be the layout when I tracked back the image to a blog by another girl named Kelli. Same spelling and all!
The pattern is a Lori Smith design. I found the pattern here at From My Heart to Your Hands. Lori has designed the quilt with 10 inch blocks but mine are 12 inches. I'm working on that centre medallion using 2 inch (finished) blocks. Wanna see?
|Hey Leanne! Recognise the fabrics in that centre star?|
It looks like piecing the top is going to be tricky, as I discovered when I found this on Quilt in Style's blog.
|Reproduced by kind permission of Quilt in Style|
There are quite a few mitred and Y seams there. I also don't like my chances of finding a border print for those outside blocks but I could make my own pieced version.
Plenty of challenges ahead!