But time and time again I came back to it and always thought "tis really lovely". So in the end I caved but went the sensible route and bought a layer cake that I sneaked into an order I was doing at fatquatershop anyway (well that was my excuse).
And I am so glad I did cave. When it arrived I got so overexcited that I didn't even took the time to take a photo for a stash note but instead cut the layer cake up quickly in 96 five inch squares. Then I added 24 squares from stash; some American Jane, some Japanese fabric, some Hometown and Pure from Sweetwater and some gingham and a new quilt top was done. Easy peasy !
For the quilt back I had the perfect seaside fabric in my stash that I bought a few months ago; 'the brits are coming', beach huts and bunting!
I added some Kona in complimentary colours and started with what is now my favorite part of making a quilt, the quilting itself! My favorite part used to be to chose and attach the binding because it gives a quilt the right frame. Funny how these things change over time. Has your favorite part in the quilting process changed over time ?
I quilted in straight lines as per usual along the seam lines of the squares but decided when I was finished that more was required so I added diagonal lines until I was happy with the result.
The binding is a stripy number in a sandy/beige colour that compliments the front and contrasts the back thereby adding the all important frame to the quilt.
I really love this quilt and the soft colours, there is something about this fabric collection which is precisely why it came back to me all the time like a boomerang.
The quilt is about 45" x 54" (1.10m x 1.35m) and can be found in my Etsy shop here.