Autumn has arrived

Autumn has arrived and with the cold weather i have started thinking about making another quilt–something for myself this time and after discovering this great vintage sheet

i think i have the inspiration i need to begin
For the quilt top id like to use a selection of fabric that has the same colours and use the sheet either as the backing, or more likely as part of the “made bed” in combination with some other sheets and pillow cases.  Though i like the yellow/orange–i think it might be a bit…well too yellow for longevity.
so the plan is to incorperate another colour, maybe navy or eggplant–right now im really feeling the  fabrics from the joel dewberry “heritage citrine” and kaffe fassett collective “sunshine” collections.

I have already worked out the quilt pattern and it looks like i will need about 20 fat quarters. It will be like a sort of charm quilt–lots of little squares (about 6″) with a double border, a wide border(5″)  solid  for mattress overhang and a smaller outer border(2.5″) made up of a print, or more likely smaller patchwork. I may also use the disappearing nine patch to create the blocks…i’ll have to wait and see until i have the fabrics in hand…


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