The other project that has been sitting in time out for the last few months is Sarah Fileke's 'Simple Folk' you may remember how much I enjoyed stitching Happy Days and Down the Rabbit Hole, both BOM patterns from Sarah. You can see those posts by clicking below.
Down the Rabbit Hole
When Sarah showed the sketch of her 2018 BOM Simple Folk I immediately signed up, I loved the Folk Art feel and was really looking forward to stitching another of her designs. I didn't have a colour scheme in mind, but I was keen to start and was persuaded by a 1/2 price deal on a FQ bundle of Nordic inspired red, white and blue fabrics.
Almost as soon as I started I knew I had made a mistake! I tried adding some other fabrics to the mix and stitched the first few appliqué blocks.
These are really not my colours and while I like these blocks, I knew I didn't want a whole quilt. I put these in the orphan box and I will use them for something, the fabrics have gone into stash (I never cut a whole project at the start as I often change my mind!) I already have a plan for the blues - a charity quilt for a late teen/young man so they won't be wasted.
I thought about starting over a few times, especially as I started to see finished quilts popping up online, but I wanted to be sure of my choices. This week I finally started again. One of the things that draws me to Sarah's quilts is the chance to use fun modern fabrics and bright colours.
I had several yards of this small pink pindot fabric and some of this aqua green, so I decided to start with these. I then pulled scraps and leftovers from stash and I think I have enough to make a start.
I have made a few 9 patches and prepped the first couple of appliqué blocks - yes I think this will work!