First of all, thanks to everyone for all the love I received on Friday's post!
I've been waiting a while to splurge on the Forest Abstractions pattern. I'm not interested in making the whole quilt but I knew I wanted to have that huge stag in my DYO Sampler quilt. I finally bought it when Pink Castle Fabrics issued a code for 30% off everything in their store.
I needed a big cut of Kona for the background and the only thing I had on hand that would work was this 2 yard piece of Kona Turquoise I had stashed with the intention of making another Giant Star quilt. I would've liked to use something lighter so that I could justify using more brights to create the deer- but I am happy with how the head has come out. It's such a weird color combo: dark brown, grey, gold, yellow, and green- but I like it. I also have to say that I love having a light box to help me with paper piecing- it's something I never would've splurged on at the store- which makes it the most epic $10 yard sale find ever!!!!!
It's definitely time to share the progress on my giant Union Jack blocks. I used the very last of this gorgeous Heirloom print to go with the bees:
I've shared these last two in a previous post:
As you can see, the first four blocks coordinate quite well but I didn't do a good job using gold and purple in any other blocks. I think this guy will eventually become a cushion cover for an England-loving friend:
I won't be updating progress on this Jacob's Ladder quilt too much but wanted to share that I am steadily hand quilting it with some gorgeous DMC variegated perle cotton. It's relaxing to do in front of the TV and feels quicker than cross stitch. I would love to have it all completed by the end of the year.
So I am finally on Instagram with the username dresdenlane. I still intend to blog regularly here- I enjoy all of the elements of blogging too much to walk away. I am not exactly sure how I am going to interact on IG- it'll be a bit of a process to work that out. If you are active on IG- please comment with or email me your username so that I can follow you.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.