A little less than a year ago, a pattern by Camille Roskelley took over quilt blogs everywhere, or so it seemed. Quilters everywhere took this pattern for a whirl, making it up in fabrics as diverse as the quilters themselves.
Having just recently finished the Sunsets and White Beaches quilt top, and still being in the piecing mood, I finally jumped on that train.
I’m always the last one to a party…
Because I had so many 2.5″ squares leftover from Sunsets and White Beaches, and because I’m apparently not over pink, orange, and yellow together, I scaled the block down from 24″ finished to 18″. This is proving to be a good choice, as most of my fabrics tend to be small to medium in scale. I’m combining scraps leftover from Sunsets and White Beaches with Kona Charcoal, since I have something like eight yards of that on hand.
The block above is a little rough – I need to be careful on the next one about which directions I iron the seams. A little more care regarding that matter here would have resulted in a little more crispness in the points.
While I was working on this block, which felt like it took forever, my Sewline Mechanical pencil broke. It’s a total necessity in my toolkit, so I decided to order another one from fabric.com. Of course, while shopping, I looked at fabric.
I stumbled across this:
I ordered six yards for backing Sunsets and White Beaches.
I should probably feel bad, but look at it! This is the Afterglow Diamond Medallion Print in cream, for Dear Stella Designs. I love, love, love it! It’s a HUGE repeat, almost 10″ wide, but that’s why I’d be using it for backing.