Monday, March 4, 2013

playing with fat eighths

I've always been drawn to the little wooden box full of repro 30's fat eighths in a local quilt shop, but I'd never bought any, just looked and patted. Last visit was different, there was one that jumped into my hand, and I just could not put it back. The only thing to do was pick a few more! Driving home I tried to think of the best way to use these precious little beauties. Hst's seemed the obvious choice! I played with many patterns, and had to modify them as one of the eighths was cut short! gahhhh

I really, really love the result!

It made me wonder, as usual, what it would look like as a whole quilt. 
I logged onto Big Huge Labs, used Mosaic Maker, repeating the same photo,
and ta dahhhh!!!

 Isn't that just the coolest thing, ever! 

I want to make it sooooooooo bad! I love that yellow star! I love the red centers and I love the dark diamonds. So..........big quantry, cause I have to admit I get rather bored sewing the same fabric into the same block! Patience isn't my best virtue! The other thing I have to consider is, could I get enough of all those fabrics anyway? I'm wondering whether to change the fabrics totally. Say, use my multitude of Lizzy House pearl bracelet fabrics, with a white background, the colour combinations are almost endless. Or perhaps my Architextures, again with a white background. Oh the possibilities....... Stay tuned, as I think I'll be making these blocks at a Quilt Retreat on Saturday.

Oh the excitement!

cheerio for now
x Mandy