Sewing with Spoonflower fabric makes me nervous. It’s a finite resource – pricey and the shipping time interferes with the excitement of a new project. I’ve had swatches of the final designs for a few weeks now, but cutting into 8″ squares is scary. I am a fairly wasteful quilter, I make messy cuts, and my floor is littered with debris.
So, Saturday I sat down to take the plunge. A mini quilt with Michele’s Bella Roma collection was the goal…
I experimented with free form curved piecing for a while. It was lots of fun, but not necessarily suited to the swatch samples.
I went simple. Very simple.
I used my outdated Spoonflower color chart as the back! Michele’s prints look great. I like them even more in a quilt! And, after it was all said and done, sewing every little bit of the 8″ squares felt good! Spoonflower swatches may be the way to go!
My mega-Spoonflower order is set to arrive on Wednesday…so this weekend I’ll be working away on some Modern Quilt Relish and Carolyn Friedlander patterns to showcase Michele’s designs from several challenges!