Briar Rose I'd had for ages to sew something on retreat with the Boston MQG. I was intending to make Jedi Craft Girl's Stair Steps quilt but things veered a bit of course when I realized my HST print was directional and half my strawberries would be upside down if I stuck to the pattern. After a few twists and turns on my design wall I came up with an alternate layout and this flimsy.
Economy block pillow - totally normal. I had enough of the strawberry print leftover for the back but didn't really like any of the prints for the binding. I turned to my stash and that's when the trouble began...
Caleb Gray Groove print I found in my stash for the back. It was genius until I realized I didn't have any batting... Did I mention it was also snowing? You know my motto, "If it snows I don't go!" Foiled again.
There are a few bits and pieces left for the scrap bin so it may pop up again here and there but for now I think the Briar Rose bonanza of 2016 is done... and that means I can dive in to my Mendocino bundle;-)
My friend Aimee is a "one and done" fabric user. I think the first project is just a meet and greet to see how the fabrics and I are really are going to work together. What's your stance on getting back together with your fabric?
Finished pillow is 18" x 18"
Fabrics: Briar Rose by Heather Ross.
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient Bamboo.
Thread: 50 wt. Aurifil in Natural White (2021).