Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Road 15

So, a long time ago now, I joined a group on Facebook that was going to be doing a Block of the Month (BOM) challenge. To be in it, all you had to do was buy yourself a single charm pack of 42 squares and that would last you the year.

Great! So I hunted around for a pretty charm pack and came across the Road 15 charm pack, by Sweetwater for Moda.

It was beautiful. So beautiful, I both couldn't wait to use it, but also couldn't bear to cut into it either! When the BOM began and I realised how I was being asked to chop up the squares, I just knew I couldn't do it.

Road 15 was too pretty. I loved Every. Single. Piece. So I kept it in my stash and looked for a pattern that would suit it, that wouldn't waste too much of the perfect fabric, but would show it off to its full.

And I found one!

It was a brick wall design and the theme of it, fit into the prints perfectly! Here is my take on it:



All I had to do was slice each charm in half and sew it together. No wastage. All I lost was my quarter inch seam allowance. The negative white space looks like cement, of course and all I've got to do now is work out how I want to quilt it.

Do I stick to the simple Stitch in the Ditch? Should I try to free motion quilt mini brick walls throughout the 'cement'?

What do you think? I'd really love to hear your ideas.

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