Freshly basted tops are so rewarding and calming - before the shoving and crumpling begins.
The selection of Anna Maria Horner's yarn dyed woven fabric line Loominous at my LQS Harts Fabric is vast- I struggled with which to choose and came home with these six although I ended up pulling out the triangles cut out of Traffic (next to last in the stack) because the cream stripe was too dominant and distracting.
Mixing metallic with yarn dye wouldn't have occurred to me. Leave it to AMH to blend old and new, traditional and modern so beautifully. Stripes and plaids presented design challenges that I expected and I has happiest including some fussy cuts.
Laying out rows on my bed was an eye full with the X-Plus underneath don't you think? I also love this backlit shot with a hint of my neighbor's cars and houses shining through.
Sewing entirely on bias wasn't too unruly and I used a generous quarter seam. There is some fray compared to the more typical quilt cotton but nothing unmanageable.
I opted to use the spool of 40wt Aurifil in middle for the entire thing with a neutral 50 wt in the bobbin but had fun auditioning thread anyway. Procrastinating the actual start of FMQ could have been a factor.
Botany from my stash won out for the backing with an added strip of Fig Tree. I liked the striped feel and circular shapes. The orange is a tad more peach but plays well enough.Stash #127 with Molli Sparkels and WIP Wednesday with Lee.
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