I had every intention of staying focused on quilt labels and the Double Wedding Ring. Had being the operative word in that sentence!
Then three new Inklingo Key West Beauty collections came out yesterday – in 4.5, 6 and 9 inch sizes. That is really an intriguing block and with the bonus shape that’s included with each collection I couldn’t resist.
Of course I didn’t make the Key West Beauty block. I just had to play with that bonus piece – the kite shape.
First I printed the kites and large triangles for one block using the 6″ collection.
Then the kites, diamonds and small triangles for another block, also using the 6″ collection.
I think you can see the printed lines on the back of these pieces.
Then I began to sew. First this block using just the large triangle and kite shapes.
The back, after grading and pressing.
Then this block using the diamond, small triangle and kite shapes.
And its back, after grading and pressing.
There are loads of variations to be made and I’m going to make two more blocks using these fabrics and will turn the four blocks into a small spring wallhanging piece. Then I’ll start planning a slightly larger piece using one of the other sizes or perhaps even all three sizes. And I’ll definitely be doing some fussy printing/cutting as some really fabulous special effects could be had.
Initially I thought I’d do something dramatic for the first few blocks, but decided I needed to do something that made me think of warmer weather as the last two days were nasty – our first taste of real cold weather this winter. Thankfully, it began warming up last night but Monday and Tuesday were not pleasant!
So next up will be pics of whatever two variations of the Key West Beauty I decide to make for this and then I’m going back to the quilt labels and Double Wedding Ring. Until, that is, the next distraction comes along. Because, as we all know, I get distracted far, far too easily.
Although I had no “help” picking out fabrics this time, I often do.
Which was the inspiration for “Fabric – YUM!!!!”
This picture of Baxter and Jake makes me laugh – Jake’s tongue sticking out and Baxter making sure that Cappy can’t get away by lying on top of it.