Sometimes things don't always go as planned...You think you have a good idea...and then you're having second thoughts and find yourself taking a complete different direction...Sounds familiar?
Here is the latest...A Nine Patch featuring Anna Maria Horner's Field Study Linen Collection.
In the photo above, you can see the first three rows.
Some time ago, I ordered a fat quarter bundle of Field Study Linen by AMH. Some of these prints are harder to find and I was glad I was able to put my hands on it. Back then, I had in mind to make a giant star quilt to a couple of friends...but once I received the fabric...I wasn't sure anymore, it didn't seems that it was such a great idea after all. I felt stuck with the fabrics and wasn't sure how to use it. This fabric is fabulous, but it's heavier than regular quilting fabric, I didn't want them to end up in my stash. Then I remembered seeing this quilt by Katy Jones. I always liked that quilt.
Then, the idea of making a Nine Patch came to be.
These are the blocks that I have done so far, they are quick and easy to make and certainly not boring.
I lean toward the idea of hand quilting it with a dark blue or even a black cotton pearl, still early to decide...
The mix of this traditional patchwork with AMH's bold and contemporary fabrics really speaks to me. This is another big quilt, a large queen size.
I must say it feels good to finally start something new.