A couple of weeks ago I took a little road trip to the Craft and Quilt Fair in Palmerston North (about two hours drive from Wellington, for those outside New Zealand). I travelled with a friend and we decided to make a day of it, stopping at quilt shops in small towns on the way.
I ended up buying four fabrics, not all from the same place, which ended up sitting together and formed an unexpectedly charming combination. I'm pretty sure if someone told me they were putting together chartreuse, hot pink, plummy purple, greyed off brown and cream together in a quilt I would expect it to be a hot mess! Anyway, those four fabrics formed the basis for this bundle and I think it works surprisingly well.
It's coming into autumn here and the weather is already getting cooler. Most of our trees are evergreen so we don't get the spectacular scenes of turning leaves like in other parts of the world. I'm still noticing and enjoying the little changes though. I think one of the best things that quilting has done for me is make me more aware of the beauty in everyday things, and seek that out more often.
Anyway, enough with the smooshy stuff - I now have an even bigger pile of equilateral triangles cut and ready to piece. Yes, I'm making another equilateral triangle quilt - like the one for my brother, the layout is going to be fairly random. This is going to be the sample for the class I'm teaching at Nancy's in May.
One of the fabrics I'm including in this quilt is from the Beauty is You collection by Cori Dantini. It's getting a bit hard to find online now, so I was thrilled to find a few prints, including the large and small panels of ladies, at a local quilt shop this week. I think these girls will be right at home on the back of my quilt.
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced: