I have joined a new group and am very excited that they are also on Facebook. It’s a very convenient way to keep tabs on the slower paced world of hand quilting. If you enjoy hand quilting or maybe are just curious you should check the group out. Looks like a place to get all your questions answered by some mighty fine experts!
Last week I picked up Malka Dubrawsky’s latest book Fresh*Quilting. I’ve followed her blog for years and am fascinated with all her hand dying techniques and fabrics. So this book was a no brainer. What I was totally not expecting, to find, was her Honeycomb Quilt. Yum, yum! A fabulous, oversized hexagon variation of a Grandmother’s Flower Garden. With the blocks no longer laid out in a flower pattern, I love how she still kept the connection to the garden. It was love at first site. I headed straight to my nearest LQS, Interquilten, and had the talented women there help me pick fabrics. Then I sped downstate to see what else I had to add to it.
I put in an Etsy order for some of Malka’s fabric, because I could not get it local. Actually, I had a tough time finding the yardages I wanted from any one seller! But Lily Rose Quilts had me covered!
I know I’ll be adding in cream or off white, maybe 5-10% of the overall blocks, to lighten it up. I may even add in some pale yellows and tans that I have of Kona. I’m wondering if Malka’s charms I show, in the photo below, are going to be too bold. My first thoughts were that this would be a very light, airy colored quilt, but my fabric choices don’t seem to be taking me that way! I know Malka used these in her quilt, so maybe I should just go for it?