I’m soooo excited about getting to use fancy fabrics… I usually just buy remnants for myself, or regular old quilting cotton, but for this wedding quilt, I bought some Folksy Flannel, and some Little Folks Voile, and some Far Far Away double gauze… and then, because I liked the corderoy I used on my quilt, I got some for this one… the center of each block is a dark blue (not quite navy) thin waled corderoy… (Yale colors, since it’s going to fellow Eli’s for their wedding (thank goodness they don’t read this!)). I’m also using various scraps that coordinate, just because.

The groom informed me that he likes green best, and she likes blue best, so I’m doing MOSTLY those colors, with pops of other colors…

I really really like it so far… I’m trying to find a balance between wonky and not wonky, so a few wonky scraps are in the mix, but the new ones are cut stright… I think the occasional wonky piece makes it more interesting…

just playing with the layout… I’ve never seen a string quilt with this sort of layout…..
maybe I should just make a big “Y” (KIDDING).
I think I might need a string quilt of my own…
(oh, I’m following the tute from here, and I’m using phone book pages cut to 8″ square)

I also decided that for mother’s day, I want roses… so I started making them tonight… I’m making a mixed baker’s dozen for myself, 7 crimson, 7 butter yellow… we’ll see if I go back for more lining fabric after I finish this… (I self-limited my color choices to the cheapest of the lining fabrics, but there are some really pretty pinks that I might go back for!). I used this tute, and I LOVE the result! I haven’t actually sewn this one together yet, just gathered and wrapped, but so far I’m really happy with the result. This is totally next on my list!

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