Film in the Fridge

hello! (and a Heather Ross Kinder quilt)

Well. It’s been so long I almost forgot how to log into my own blog! I’ve missed blogging about quilting, so I’m glad things have slowed down a bit now that school’s back in session so I can get back here. The end of the school year last spring seemed crazy, and then we had an unfortunate basement flooding incident, which was a problem all summer and necessitated digging up the front lawn with an excavator (and is only now finally being fixed). Our flooding was minor compared to what people are experiencing in Texas and Florida, so it’s hard to complain, but it has been a nuisance, and a big unexpected expense. Anyway. I have snuck in a bit of sewing here and there, and I even have one to show you today!

I’m always excited when I receive an unexpected package from Windham, and recently I found one on my doorstep containing Heather Ross’s upcoming line, Kinder. I always love Heather’s designs, and couldn’t wait to sew something with this new line.

There are frogs and apples and flowers and a whole bunch of really beautiful colors which pair quite well with many of the prints from her previous lines, particularly Briar Rose. Fortunately I had saved (ahem, hoarded) a bunch of those prints so I decided to add them to this quilt.

At first I had something else in mind, which looked terrible when I started in on it. Having cut many of the prints up into squares, I was limited in my options, but half square triangles never disappoint, so all was well! (In fact, I loved making it so much that I immediately made a second out of another line, which I’ll show you soon!)

Thank you again to Windham for the fun fabric surprise! Kinder will be available in stores in February.