And the perfect light fabric for the top layer. Aren't these both yummy? This quilt will be far more subtle, but I think it will be gorgeous.
Of course I had to come home and immediately make a block (or two or three) to see if the fabric would work.
This is the first pattern in the book. It's called 5 of Diamonds
Like I said..the color changes will be subtle but I think it will be nice.
Interesting that the colored fabric looks like it is appliquéd on top of the light fabric but it's not. These are all reverse appliqué blocks. The design is marked on the light fabric, layered with the colored fabric below and then the motifs are cut out and the edges turned under. The blocks finish at 4" so some of the spaces can be very tiny. But I love the process.....that's why I'm starting another.
After the first block looked okay I went on and made two more last night.
This one is called 90 Degrees.
And this is Against The Flow
Today I made one more. It's called African Violet.
So I'm off to a good start. The first quilt took me about a year and a half to appliqué (while working on lots of other things simultaneously and then 3 months to quilt). Who knows how fast this one will go? Hope you don't get tired of seeing new blocks.