I've been doing more patchwork lately, and there is so much inspiration out there! I have started checking out comfortstitching lately, and loved her crazy scrappy blocks and wanted to try some for myself! I love how the blocks highlight a centre fabric, and even a small image looks great! I had ordered some munki munki prints from sewdeerlyloved, and what a great way to stretch out this precious fabric (I've a bit of a miser!)
My first block turned out well I think! My strips were so narrow, I realized I would have to do many more cycles around the centre, so I went wider at the end.
My second block was less vortexy, but I still like it! I splurged and used 2 gnomes this time!
I am loving this orange and pink combo right now! I think of it as tropical punch, and I saw it referred to as Sangria. Not sure about some of the more vivid colours, but I didn't have a lot of these colours in my stash. Guess I need to buy some more! Especially to go with my special munki munki prints! I can't wait to make more of these. These first 2 will be pillows, maybe for the little monkey, maybe I'll split them up and send one to a new little girl I know of. The next versions will likely go into my etsy shop or the local store I sell at.
And later tonight, after the little ones are asleep, I'll work on the binding for my first quilt! I hope to post it by Friday, and get in on the Blogger's Quilt Festival!