Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Heading North - Sandra's Pattern Release

Sandra @ Musings of a Menopausal Melon launched a new pattern last week -- Heading North.  My blog post was scheduled to post on November 3 while I was on vacation, but when copying the permalink on my phone, I somehow deleted the entire post.

The pattern has two sizes, each with a different layout.  The block is in EQ8, so I played around with colours before choosing my fabrics.  I mixed two Island Batik fabrics with other prints.

I made the throw size, but I added an 8-inch border on the top and bottom rather than the 3-inch border in the pattern.  I prefer rectangle quilts over square ones.

My friend Dena suggested orange for the background.  You all know I  orange, so I was easily swayed.  LOL

Now comes the hard part of deciding on a quilting plan.  There's a lot of negative space to consider.

You can purchase Sandra's pattern here

If you are looking for inspiration, here are some other versions.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

2022 Monthly Colour Challenge - November Block

There only two blocks left for the 2022 Monthly Color Challenge hosted by Jen @ Patterns by Jen

I used Kona Earth and Coffee for the November block.

I missed a change to cutting instructions and didn't realize until I was piecing the block.  I attempted to rescue the block without cutting more fabric.  As a result my corner triangles are different.  Rather than the three colours running horizontally, mine are vertical.