Months ago when the first announcement of this sew-along was announced, my husband was commenting on how much he liked the quilt. I thought that it was pretty also, but didn’t really want to make it in the grunge fabrics.
I kept looking and decided that I would make it in Sweet 16 by Laundry Basket Quilts. I know I am quite behind on making blocks, but I ordered the fabric late, and then miscalculated the amount needed and had to order more fabric. I didn’t really want to start until I made sure I had enough fabric to complete the project.
The Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a quilt along for the month of July. I have been seeing photos of the blocks all over and just had to join in. A new block is given each Tuesday for five weeks. This week block 3 was released.
When I decided to join in, I tried to figure out the perfect fabric line to use. I purchased a couple of different fabric lines, but none really felt right for me. I found alayer cake in an older line of fabric from Sandy Gervais – Merry Medly in my stash. I also decided to use the creams in the layer cake as backgrounds instead of using one consistent one.
For block 1, it had the most background fabric, so I chose the cream that had two squares of fabric. L
For block 2, I decided to fussy-cut the center square. I miss-judged the amount of background fabric needed and figured I would use these two.
For block 3, I did more fussy-cutting. I fussy-cut the center square, walls, and the background. I used the musical fabric to represent siding, the polka-dot fabrics to represent snow on the roof, and the background represents snow flurries .
I am looking forward to the next block reveal on Tuesday.