As I’ve almost completed my WIPs (apart from a huge bespoke quilt that I’ll tell you about in a few months’ time when I’ve got somewhere with it), so I’ve been looking around for a way of extending my quilting skills. I signed up for this Block of the Month course on Craftsy, mostly because it’s free. You get a video tutorial and a pdf with written instructions for 2 blocks every month.
I’ve decided to use fabric I already have in my stash to do it, so the whole year’s worth of blocks should be pretty
cheap inexpensive to make into a quilt.
I’ve been wanting to use this Mono mini-bundle of fat quarters,
Mono fat quarter mini-bundle in Claire Bear Shop on Etsy, 100% cotton, £5 plus shipping.
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that I stock in my Claire Bear Shop on Etsy, for ages. I have quite a bit of the pattern fabric and more grey and black in my stash, obviously.
Being me I couldn’t use grey on its own, so I decided to add some of the plain cotton in my stash. After two days of looking at a pile on my coffee table, I have settled on the fabrics below to add a restrained, fruity splash of colour to my monochrome quilt.
I see pear, lime, lemon, apricot, pale peach and nectarine. I can't stop looking at this combination of colours, it's so pretty!
The proportions of colour in this quilt are going to be; mostly monochrome (white/grey/black) with a just flash of colour in most of the blocks but not all of them (aren’t I being restrained?) I’ll keep you posted throughout the year, so you can see how I get on (or not).
This will not end up being mostly colour with a bit of monochrome. Definitely not.
I can do this!! And yes, I will iron everything first. Promise.
Happy Claire Bear