Fairy Frost, Day 3
More blocks, more quilts, more sparkle using Fairy Frost. I'm back with some hexagons and English Paper Piecing. I've been working on these blocks for a few years. Not sure where I'm headed, but I am just along to enjoy the ride. And it's such a lovely ride to be working with lovely fabrics.
This is Gingham Play by Michael Miller. I shared some of this in 2019 and I was using Cotton Couture with it. But I couldn't find quite the color match from the bundle I received, so I had an "aha" moment and grabbed some of my Fairy Frost. Aren't these SO beautiful together?!!
|Fairy Frost and Gingham Play|
It looks like candy, doesn't it? I began to cut it up to make more of my Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks. Oh, you haven't seen those? Allow me! First, this is what I used for my blocks which I started in 2019.
|Gingham Play and Cotton Couture|
I made a few large blocks using 2" hexagons. Here is my purple/lavender set.
|Various 2" hexagons|
This is a variation on a Grandmother's Flower Garden. I added the outside solid hexagons for an elongated block. You'll see . . .
|Grandmother's Flower Garden variation|
Then I brought in my Fairy Frost for background rectangles. I cut a 12-1/2" x 17-1/2" rectangle of light lavender and then appliquéd the above block to it. Papers came out first!
I made 4 of these. I'll be showing them all together soon. But for now, pull out your gingham fabrics and look for some solids/blenders/Fairy Frost and get going!