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Today I’ve been trying to do some-thing with the Pernilla’s Journey. Before I bought it, I had it in mind to make a quilt in three panels with stars on grey backgrounds. But the prints are so big there are very few motif repeats on a FQ and the colourways don’t seem to me to co-ordinate very well! Whilst I love most of these prints, individually, I’ve been finding it a struggle to work out how to bring them all together.
I’ve tried googling for quilts made in this line to see what other people have done with it but google images are almost all of single pieces of fabric so perhaps I’m not the only one finding it tricky.
Lucy suggested Swoon blocks as they’re big, giving space to show off fussy cuts in the middle, and I could mix in some solids. I was very tempted. But, for some reason, I’m very set on making something with stars….
These are just cut out and laid on a background of Kona Pepper but I think they have potential, although I’m going to have get another FQ of each to finish these.
I’m tempted to get a bit more and just go for a unicorn star quilt with these and use the rest of Pernilla for something else. Maybe the stained glass QAL…
Any suggestions welcome :)
I never did decide on a word for the whole year, btw, but as a phrase for January I thought I’d go with ‘outside the box’. Do you have a word or theme for 2012?