How much do I love all things English? Other than mushy peas, I’m in pretty deep. I love the humor, the TV shows, chips, crisps, you name it. And it is well documented that I LOVE Liberty fabrics.
I even joined a club. Westwood Acres (http://www.westwoodacresfabric.com) has a Liberty of London Tana Lawn club! Each month they send a bundle of 10 beautiful pieces in fat quarters, eighths or sixteenths. So I thought and I thought until my thinker was sore.
I remembered an online magazine I bought a while back, issue #10 of Fat Quarterly magazine (http://www.fatquarterly.com) There it was, the perfect quilt for small cuts of fabric, appropriately named Jumping Jacks. I can’t think of a more perfect match!
I decided I would pair up each month’s fabrics, choosing one for the triangle “background” and one for the wide stripes. I chose a solid Kona white for the narrow stripes. Even the prints that I don’t instantly love are turning out beautifully in these blocks!
There are brights and lights, mostly traditional with some flair thrown in. I am so excited to use all the diverse prints to make a quilt that can only be one-of-a-kind! I have not yet decided what I will do for the sashing on this quilt. I am sure some inspiration will come along as the months progress.
The blocks are foundation paper pieced. It is such a great way to make perfect blocks every time. When I post the next set of blocks, I will flip some over so you can get a good view of the paper piecing. With only five blocks to make each month, I should be able to keep up with this project while still working on everything else that tickles my fancy!
Anybody have a favorite?