Happy New Year!
So, I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I planned to start a second, new (for me), Bonnie Hunter design, in addition to the others that are already on the go. This is it!
North Americans will know the pun, which I just could not resist. Every New Year's Day our family used to watch the Rose Bowl parade from Pasadena, California. My grandfather was a wholesale flower supplier, so flowers are in our blood. This fabric is from the Savannah Garden collection by Henry Glass.
The pattern is now in Bonnie's book, String Fling (2012). The main colours in Bonnie's quilt are red, pink and green. I tried many variations over the past year, and finally settled on just a two-colour scheme, red and white. When I realized that I could use all my rose-themed florals, and call it "Rose Boll," the decision was made!
Of course, now I've also started two more red and white quilts, 150 Canadian Women and Wild & Goosey, so I'm going to be up to my neck in red and white this year.
|Wild & Goosey|
(I know, Wild & Goosey doesn't currently look like a red and white quilt, but the sashing will be red and white flying geese. I've even considered the name "Canadian Goosey." We'll see...)
I miscalculated and cut everything about a 1/2" scant! But, it's ok. I can still use it, but now the whole thing will need an extra bit of care when I make the final cuts.
There are some scant seams in the first block to make up for my cutting error. But, I think it worked!
The second block was a little easier:
Actually, with these two blocks you can see the range between the fairly solid red and the boldest floral in the mix. Although I have lighter reds in my stash, these dark reds seemed very determined to be in the quilt. Despite all the florals, I think it's going to be very graphic.
I'll tell you right now, I also have what I think is a good plan for Bonnie's quilt Orca Bay, which is also in String Fling. But I think I can let myself finish a couple things before I start that! And anyway, my next new quilt, for sure, will be Prairie Star, which has been waiting and waiting and waiting...