Is there anything better than a friend who knows exactly what you like and who surprises you with it? I think not! (Even better when that friend is a fabric lover too!) Phiona is one such friend, and she seems to have my fabric preferences nailed. I don’t recall mentioning how long I had been wanting some of the hand printed fabrics from Arounna of Bookhou (the answer? a long time!), so I was surprised when she showed up recently with a scrap bundle of all the prints.
Each piece was about 7″ x 9″, and as usual, my goal was to use them together and to see how large a quilt I could make while still having these prints be the focal point. I added in a few darker colored solids and a bunch of neutrals and while both kids were sleeping (at the same time!) the other day, I cut everything up into 2 1/4″ squares.
And next time I have a bit of time I hope to get them up on the design wall. Now that a month has passed since Hazel was born, things are just starting to get a bit less crazy and it’s been nice to find little bits of time to play with fabrics!