Sent a photo of it to our boy and received a 2 thumbs up. Next step: choose a pattern. Oye! Often a sticking point for me. I knew I wanted something with a modern flair and a little pizzazz and I probably looked at 10,000 choices. I looked through everything I had. A friend lent me her idea binder. I Googled. I Pinterest-ed. I Flicker-ed. And I settled on this pattern:
It's a version of a BQ pattern...BQ5. You can see it here: BQ5I dug through my stash, but was unable to come up with anything suitable although I did find this crackle background.
I looked in town and found this turquoise:
It's called Shadow Play by Maywood Studios. The pattern arrived on Monday:
I cut it out this morning
and blocks are coming together quickly:
Next time one of us has to go to town, I'll swing by Jackie's and dropped it off to get it in line for her Christmas quilting run.
I have quite a bit of the main print left and am contemplating a second quilt. Before I had chosen a pattern, I ordered a few pieces, hoping they would coordinate. Shopping for fabric online when you are trying to match something is always a gamble, but I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived:
I chose 3 Grunge fabrics and they could not be more perfect. I also have this arrowhead fabric in the top left corner of this next shot. It's not from the same line, but it has all the same colors - I won't use it in this quilt, but I'll add it to the next one:
For now, I had better finish piecing this top!