TGIFF – A Lot of Look
If you follow me on Instagram (molli_sparkles) you would have seen some sneaky, leaky peeks of this project. I must say, Laura at Little and Lots* was the impetus for me to drop everything and bang this out. (That, and working with all white all the time, might possibly drive you certifiably crazy). You see, ages ago I started collecting these Art Gallery Oval Elements by Pat Bravo, and then some Moda Simply Color Ombres by V & Co. I knew they were meant to go together, and had this exact vision for this quilt from the moment these fabrics met in my stash. It was just finding the right moment for their worlds to collide.
Well, Ms. Little and Lots says to me on Instagram after seeing all those white scrappy Trip Around the World blocks, “In the words of Tim Gunn, you’re next project is gonna be a lot of look!” I immediately thought, “Why wait? Everything is so pale! I need a lot of look right now!” And, yep, that’s when I started making my first flying geese, in the history of my ever. I also have to send a big shout out to Lorena (woop! woop!) as I incorrectly cut my blue ombre and she sent me some emergency fabric the very next day.
I’m so happy with my points, too! I used the “cut a rectangle and sew two squares to it” method, and all was right with the world! And what to do for the back? Oh, again, fabric kismet, because I had this Art Gallery Carnaby Street print in my stash (also by Pat Bravo) so it matches perfectly. This might be my favourite print from last year, and I can’t think of a better way to use it!
I plan on quilting this myself (suggestions?) as it is on the smaller side (36″ square), and it already has a destined home for a dear, dear college friend. My only problem is that I sort of want one for myself now too! Does that happen to you?? I’ll share full quilt stats once it is viola-finished, but I just had to tell y’all about the quilt top today! I hope you had a scary Halloween (I watched some Walking Dead to get my fix), and your weekend is sugar-loaded!
*Her blog is most definitely #mollisparklesapproved!