The astute among you will realise that it is not Sunday but is in fact Monday afternoon.
Today’s Sunday Stash is an exciting one. For quite some time I have thought that I wanted to go beyond quilt making and start designing but I was stuck with how to get started. Recently I found the sketches for the very first quilts I made when my twin nieces (who are now almost 17) were born as well as the photos of the quilts. So, I decided to write the pattern for those quilts. I have a friend who is having her second baby in December and I have promised her a quilt for the new baby and for the big sister.
I’ve had this fabric in my stash for around 18 months; it’s Twice as Nice by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake. It was one of those “wow I love this” purchases and it sat on my shelf waiting for the right project. Well, I’m pleased to say it’s going to work perfectly for the pattern I’m writing and I do hope young Ruby will like it too. If you look very closely you can see a sneak peek of the notes I’ve written myself for where these fabrics will be featured in the quilt.
For the new baby, I’m making Nightingale Quilt’s brilliant new pattern Finding Formation. I’m going to use this fabulous bright speckled fabric with various bright colours for the flying geese blocks. It’s Summersville Spring by Lucie Summers for Moda and it came from an Instagram destash earlier this year. I love bright colours and it will be a perfect quilt for a baby of either gender.
I have some other very exciting things planned for Vine Lines Quilting for the rest of this year and early next year; a blog hop and quilt-a-long and some workshops as well as some interviews with some inspiring quilters and designers.
Until then, happy quilting.
I’m linking up with Molli Sparkles’ Sunday Stash.