Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Crazy West Indies Love!

Soooooooooo, I went and bought those 2 Jennifer Paganelli West Indies fat quarter bundles. They had been sitting in my etsy faves for a while, and then they became reduced, and my resolve.......completely evaporated.

I have not regretted it for an instant....I just adore those vibrant blues and purples together, with that meager dash of red and green. Those bundles made it to the cutting mat in super duper record time!

I wanted to keep it simple, I wanted to show off those fabulous birds and I wanted to play with the contrast of the blue and purple. Mostly though, I admit, I wanted to make a quick quilt!

How can you ever go wrong with half square triangles?

I had some inspirational help added to my quilt plan scribblings.

Layout idea #1.

Layout idea #2.

But you know what, yes I loved them but......errrrrrr too contrived, too obvious, sooooooooo....... I played around and I played around and I finally settled for, and really love, for who knows what reason, this!!

It's wild, it's crazy, and I really, really love how my eye travels all the way around the quilt. It shouldn't work really!

For those eagle eyes out there, yes I am going to use the Joel Dewberry green woodgrain. It will be a border, as wide as I can make with the quantity I have. I plan to make it stretch further by putting west indies and woodgrain hst's in each corner. My main hst's are large, like 9.5" large!

Thanks for popping by,
cheerio for now
x Mandy


Rachaeldaisy said...

Hello twin, It's totally fantastic!! Great minds think alike! I hope I get to see this in real life.

circle retreat quilter said...

love it.

Rachel said...

Gorgeous fabrics and I love the design you've gone with - perfect!

Jennifer said...

Just love how you do it!!!!