Remember this disaster from last weekend?
Yes, the photography doesn't do it any justice but, trust me, it was horrible to begin with. It still makes me shudder even thinking about it. But even though I was completely disheartened I refused to be beaten so I sat down with a glass of wine, a movie and my trusty friend, the seam ripper, to start again.
After a little bit of playing, and the inclusion of a solid, this is the direction I am now headed.
What do you think? I must admit that I am much happier and am loving how the white solid makes the colours (from Lily Ashbury's Summer House collection) pop. Last time they were just so overwhelmed and seemed to compete with each other - and nothing was showcased. Now it just seems so much brighter, perfect for summer. I also imagine this would look gorgeous with Kona Ash, or similar, but as I am on a fabric buying ban til January 1, I needed to use my stash - so Kona White it was.
Obviously it is still following a similar design - based on the Boxed in Quilt tutorial from Moda Bake Shop. Admittedly I only read through this once, then kind of went my own way, so it is not an exact replica. Once it is done it will (should!) fit a single bed.
So that is my latest WIP - from tears to triumph. I am hoping to have to top completely pieced soon but as Mr C has just returned home... I can't imagine that I'll fit too much sewing in over the next few days. Oh well, it can wait - spending time with my beloved is so much more important!
Hope you are all having a fabulous and inspiring week. Stay tuned for my first giveaway - coming soon!
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