The beginning of a quilt…

My Favorite Patterns 163
March is my month in the Fat Stash Bee. For some reason, it took me a bit by surprise and I couldn’t think what to ask for or what type of quilt I’d really like – probably because I’m a bit of a one project person and I’m in the middle of a massive quilt so, until that’s finished, all other things quilty are off my radar. Anyway, I decided I’d choose something from My Favorite Patterns 163, which I bought back in 2013 and have made shamefully little use of. I’ve always liked this two block pattern and I had unopened Modern Background Paper Layer Cakes in Paper and Ink (a Christmas gift) so I decided that I would ask for the block (outlined in red, below) and continue to ponder about what to use for the flowers…
Then I found the Paper layer cake had different colours of ‘white’ and not enough of one colour so I switched to my prized Newspaper print by Carrie Bloomston. Then I found the Ink layer cake turned out to have only 8 black squares (the others are grey) and I will need one for each of 13 of these blocks but I thought I had just enough of another black texty fabric so I proceeded to cut. Then I took a photo and saw the other ‘black’ fabric (right in photo below) doesn’t look black at all!

Fortunately, I managed to cobble together some black sewing themed pieces – enough for my eleven bee friends but I’ll have to find some more to make my two blocks.

It is, finally, all packaged up and ready to go tomorrow morning!

Do you have any ideas about the flower blocks?
Apart from that I have one small finish –
blogged about here
And I’ve made no progress on the dresden quilt.
So my WIP stands at:
New – 1
Finished – 1
In progress (after a fashion) – 1
I hope your WIP is going better than mine!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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