Happy Friday! This month I’ll be sharing Amy Butler’s Eternal Sunshine as part of Free Spirit’s One Fabric Nation. (Disclosure: I received the fabric from Free Spirit but am free to share my thoughts and opinions with you.) Amy designed this collection to go with her previous collection, Dream Weaver. I’m a big fan of scrappy. I’m also a big fan of using traditional blocks as spring boards for fun designs. (So is Amy and she has a new book about these very things coming out this summer, Piece Keeping, but more on that in a future post.) When I put Dream Weaver and Eternal Sunshine together, I knew I wanted them to have room to play. Something with enough space for the larger prints to shine. An oversized pineapple block seemed like the perfect fit.I started by fussy cutting one 5 1/2″ square for each block’s center. I added the corner triangles and then began sewing 2 1/2″ wide strips around it. There are lots of tutorials out there for the pineapple block, like this one at Quilt In A Day. The nice thing about a crazy, scrappy version is you don’t need to be overly concerned about seams matching. You won’t notice small mismatches at all.Stinka couldn’t find a single one. And she rolled all over the quilt in her attempts to locate them.She takes her job seriously, you know.It’s exhausting providing that stamp of Cat Approval. In the end, she curled up for a nap among the gorgeous colors and lively designs.This beautiful floral is one of my favorites. It’s suitable for many applications–everything from quilts to garments to bags to curtains…well, you get the picture. It’s a keeper!
Amy’s Eternal Sunshine will be in stores next month. Start your wish list now!