True to my word I started a new quilt yesterday. I've had a Moda layer cake of the Retro Hello Betty taunting me for some time...so I paired it up with a pattern...
and got busy. Now I am not one that's uber-fond of making a quilt out of a particular line. I know lots of people do, and the quilts are gorgeous when finished. But I tend to want to inject something of my own in to the quilt...you know, mix it up a bit!
So I made a few blocks out of the Hello Betty Retro...
and then took a break and pulled some more fabrics to 'mix it up' a bit. I delved in to my Denyse Schmidt stash...a couple cute Alexander Henry prints...
I think they're all going to live together in perfect harmony!
I'm also planning to put my own spin on the pattern and not put the light border around it. Can you tell I quilt kind of like I cook...I use patterns and recipes as guidelines! and then do my own thing! I'm thinking of a piano keys border around it when it's done...but I'll wait until things start coming together before I decide. I also have a great Denyse Schmidt bias plaid that might be kinda fun! So we'll see. Clearly I have time to decide! ;o)
This evening I finally picked up that lingering second Green w/Envy sock and got to work on the 2 x 2 ribbing.
This Fiberphile yarn is a joy to knit with. Soooo soft! Every time I sit down for a few minutes to knit, I wonder why I don't do it more often! Oh wait..I know why...quilting, stitching, crocheting and all the rest! I'll just keep fitting it all in!
Speaking of crocheting, I'll show some progress next time on my GGS (Giant Granny Square)...it's coming along and my yarn cakes are collapsing so that's good! The yarn is being used!
As always, thanks for stopping by!