I bought new quilt patterns. I know! Like I don’t have enough on the go. But I’ve wanted this pattern Northern Lights quilt pattern for a long time – ever since it came out – and I finally found a Canadian distributor.
My local quilt shop had some of Jaybird Quilts patterns but not this one or I would have gotten it there.
It’s so pretty!
I went through my big bucket o’ solids, pulling all the larger chunks of yardage I had. Most of my stash is thrift finds and handouts, so at this point I’m just trying to use it up before I go replacing it with better quality fabrics.
I had enough to pull a rainbow selection for a queen size, and as I was pulling larger fabrics of solids, I was also setting these aside. I wound up realizing I had quite a lovely selection of foresty shades in enough to do a baby or lap quilt in the same pattern.
From some of the brighter scrap, I chose a bundle that number-wise would do a queen size, but instead of using the largest hex, I couldn’t wait to get started by cutting the smaller hex. Initially I cut strips too wide (doh!) but eventually figured that out.
I’ll have a wall hanging size of this one.
I also got the Rocky Candy topper. When I first say it, I thought it would be good to use the blue Christmas fat quarters I’d been saving. I pulled those out and set them aside, and while rummaging through my solids, found a scrap of some gradient blues from a bundle of sheet mill ends my mom and I got one time. So I set that aside for a table topper too, because I think it will be very interesting. (and likely go to my mom’s anyway). Guess I didn’t get a picture. Maybe later, because I have the Lazy Angle ruler that was used in some of her earlier patterns before she did the Sidekick ruler – which is really very similar but just off enough you actually need to go get the other one or use the template.
I’m glad I got my quilting mo-jo back again but I really wish it was more on the actual quilting side because that pile is the biggest. I don’t need a huge pile of tops in the process of being made as well. 😀